### Telling the time – Half Past

**Tags:**Time for class III, How to read time in half past, How to calculate time duration in half an hour, Telling the time – half past, Telling time half past worksheet PDF for class 3, Clock and time practice page, Time lessons, Examples, Illustration, How to read half past time, Minute, Hour hand, 1 hour = 60 minutes, 1 minute = 60 seconds.**Telling the time – Half Past**We know that minute hand complete 1 round of the clock in 1 hour i.e 60 minutes. In half an hour, the minute hand completes only half of the round. This means minute hand takes 30 minutes to take half round of the face of the clock which is just half of the time taken by minute hand to complete 1 round.

##### So, half an hour = 30 minutes.

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We can say the minute hand takes 30 minutes to come to 6.

__Reading time half past____Illustration 1:__Here, hour hand is half way between 10 and 11.The minute hand is at 6. So, time is 10:30 or 30 minutes after 10 or half past 10.

__Illustration 2:__Here, hour hand is half way between 7 and 8.The minute hand is at 6. So, time is 7:30 or 30 minutes after 7 or half past 7.

__Illustration 3:__Here, hour hand is half way between 3 and 4.The minute hand is at 6. So, time is 3:30 or 30 minutes after 3 or half past 3.

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