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# Telling time to the nearest minute (unlabeled clock)

Lindsay reads the time on unlabeled analog clocks to the nearest minute. Created by Lindsay Spears.

## Want to join the conversation?

- how many people know how to do this(26 votes)
- I know how to do that.(4 votes)

- Why is it importmant to learn about the clock?(10 votes)
- Probably most clocks today are digital like you would see on the lower right corner of your computer, but there are still clocks and watches with faces on them and hands to tell what the hour and the minute are. You'd still find these in airports and train stations around the world. Considering that, it would be good to know how to read them so you don't miss your flight.(10 votes)

- how long has the "60 minutes" clock been around? Who found out it needs to be 60 minutes?(11 votes)
- what was base 60 like? please answer! becuse I do not know Ithink it was in the 1700's maybe?(2 votes)

- what is a good tip to remember the numbers on a clock?(8 votes)
- just count by fives and if its not on the big line then count normally(1 vote)

- Why does a clock have to have 12 hours when the day has 24 hours(5 votes)
- Our 24-hour day comes from the ancient Egyptians who divided day-time into 10 hours they measured with devices such as shadow clocks, and added a twilight hour at the beginning and another one at the end of the day-time, says Lomb. "Night-time was divided in 12 hours, based on the observations of stars(5 votes)

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- 999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999(4 votes)

- how do you do military time(6 votes)
- in your mind #bored(0 votes)

- how many hours are in 10 days?(5 votes)
- how are we supposed to tell time if we forgot how to tell time.(5 votes)
- So its 1 2 buckle my shoe 2 4 buckle some more 5 6 (Math is back) Math kicks(5 votes)

## Video transcript

- [Voiceover] Let's look at the clock and see what time is shown. The clock has two hands;
this first shorter one, which represents the hours, and then there's a longer hand here that represents the minutes. So, we can start with the hours, this shorter hand right here. Before we can figure out the hours, you may have noticed our
clock is not labeled. So let's add some labels. At the top of the clock,
here, is always 12 o'clock. That's where the hour hand starts and, then, the hour hand really only deals with these larger square marks. So when it works its
way to this first one, then it is now 1 o'clock. And when it gets to the
next one, 2 o'clock, and three and four, five and so on, until we work our way all
the way back to 12 o'clock. So now our hour hand, let's look at our hour hand right here. We can see it's just barely past the 10, but it hasn't reached 11. So that means our hour,
it's after 10 o'clock, maybe 10:05, maybe 10:30,
but it hasn't reached 11 yet, so we can safely put
a 10 in for our hours. Now let's switch to minutes. Here's our minute hand, and it looks like it's lined up to this little mark. Minutes are shorter and they also use these shorter marks on the clock. The minute hand starts facing up, so when the minute hand
was here it was 10 o'clock and then it moved one minute, so it was one minute after 10 or 10:01. 10:02, 10:03, 10:04, 10:05. So, this is five minutes
after 10, and it keeps going. 10:06, 10:07, 10:08, 10:09, 10:10 right here, and maybe you can see this
pattern, it keeps going. Here it was zero minutes after the hour. So it was zero, then five, then 10. So this one is gonna be 15. We're gonna keep counting by fives. And then one more minute after that is 16. So it is 10:16 or 16 minutes after 10. One more here. Let's again start with our hour hand. And we know our labels; we
know this is 12, one, two. We could keep labeling, but our hour hand is facing right there so
we really don't need to. The hour hand is between one and two. So it's after one, but not yet two. So it's one something, and by looking at our minutes we can see it's quite a bit after one. This minute hand has
worked its way around. And remember this is gonna
be five minutes after, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40. We can't go to 45, that's too far. So let's go back to 40 and
now just count by ones. 41, 42, 43, 44. Our minute hand lines up here to 44 minutes after 1 o'clock or 1:44.