Measurement & Data - Statistics & Probability 176-188
Telling time (labeled clock)
Learn about how to tell time using an analog clock. It covers identifying the hour and minute hands, understanding the concept of hours and minutes, and reading the clock to determine the time. See multiple examples to demonstrate the process of telling time. Created by Sal Khan.
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- Why do we have different time lines all over the world?(21 votes)
- The world is round, which means the sun cannot hit all points of the Earth at the same time. When it might be day for you, it is night for somebody on the other side of the Earth, because the sun is unable to reach that point on the planet. Times are adjusted according to where the sun is currently able to light the Earth.(18 votes)
- Why does the 12 on the clock mean12:00and zero minutes?(10 votes)
- Because the12:00shows that the 60 minute cycle is complete and it begins again(8 votes)
- In parallel universe, could there be 100 minutes in an hour instead of 60?(8 votes)
- Certainly, and we could have it in our universe too. For example the french attempted that with French Revolutionary Time.
Copied from Wikipedia: " French Revolutionary Time divided the day into 10 decimal hours, each decimal hour into 100 decimal minutes and each decimal minute into 100 decimal seconds"
They were not the only ones. There have been many such examples throughout history.(12 votes)
- Is there a reason for the one that goes around faster then the other ones?(4 votes)
- yeah because the smaller one counts the hours and the bigger one counts the minutes(12 votes)
- Why does the analog clock have hands but digital clock have no hands.(6 votes)
- Analog clocks use moving hands pointing at fixed numbers to represent hours and minutes in a 12-hour format. Digital clocks show minutes and hours as moving numbers and so no hands are needed to point the numbers out. Digital clocks can also show time in 24-hour format.(7 votes)
- how does the little hand go faster(5 votes)
- because it is designed for minutes which there are 60 of in a hour so when the hour hand is at a new number the minute hand has moved 60 times(8 votes)
- Why do you have to put like for an example2:05why do you need to put a 0 before the five? Could you just do2:50?(6 votes)
- If you put2:50, you mean: two hours and FIFTY minutes
If you put2:05, you mean: two hours and FIVE minutes
50 isn't the same thing of 5, so you couldn't(6 votes)
- How do you tell time on a sundial?(5 votes)
- it's like a normal clock face but there is a stick in the middle so that a shadow is cast by the sun as the stick works as an hour hand(4 votes)
- The long Hand points at 2 and the little hand points at 9 so at the clock is9:08AM(4 votes)
- The little hand is the hour, and the long hand is the minute (in multiples of two). So, if the little hand points at 9, we know it's9:00of some sort. Then, you can see that the long hand points at 2, so it has to be a multiple of 5, so 2 * 5 is equal to 10. So the answer is9:10. Remember, you are not sure if it is AM or PM.(7 votes)
- 100 days is equal to how many seconds(4 votes)
- 100 days = 100(days) x 24(hrs per day) x 60(min per hour) x 60(sec per min)
100 days = 100 x 24 x 60 x 60
100 days = 8640000 seconds(5 votes)
We are asked, what time is it? So we first want to look at the hour hand, which is a shorter hand here and see where it is pointing. And it is pointing right at seven. So we've just crossed the seventh hour. So the hour is seven. And then we look at the minute hand, which is the longer hand. And this minute hand is pointing straight up, right at the 12. So this means the 12, when you think of minutes, that's zero minutes past the hour. And then each number represents five more minutes. So this is right at 7:00. Let's check our answer. Let's do a few more of these. Where is the hour hand? So this hour hand, you might say, hey, this looks closer to eight than it is to seven, but the key is to realize that it has passed seven and it hasn't gotten quite to eight yet. So we're still in the seventh hour. So the hour is seven. Notice, these hands go in a clockwise direction. So just past seven hasn't gotten to eight yet. So the hour is seven. And when we want to think about the minutes, remember, we start at the top of the clock, that's zero minutes past the hour. And then we can count by fives all the way to where the minute hand is. So 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45. We're 45 minutes past the hour. So it's 7:45. Let's do a couple more. So where's the hour hand? Well it's between the one and the two, but the key is to realize that it's going clockwise, it's passed the one, and it's about to get to two. So it's still in the first hour. So the hour is still one. And then the minutes, we just have to count from 0 by fives. So 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45. It's 1:45 PM. Let's do one more. So here, once again, hour hand is between 1 and 2. So it's past one, it hasn't gotten to two yet. So we're still in the first hour. And then the minutes, well, we start at 12. That's zero minutes past the hour. 0, 5, 10, 15. So it is 1:15. Let's do even one more. So this one the hour hand is exactly at two. And the minute hand is exactly at 12. So that means we're zero minutes past the hour. So it's zero minutes past the hour.