We all have seen three hands on the face of clock. The
hour hand tells time in hours, minute hand tells the time in minutes and second
hand tells time in seconds.
There are 12 major divisions marked on the clock. Each
big division marked on the clock has five small divisions and each small
division stands for 1 minute.
When the minute hand moves from 1 big division to the
next big division, 5 minutes have passed.
There are 12 major divisions and each division stand
for 5 minutes, so we can say 1 hour = 12 x 5 = 60 minutes.
Reading time in hours and minutes
Here, hour hand is at 10 and minute hand is at 2 which
show (2 x 5 = 10). So, time is 10 hours 10 minutes.
Left-half of the face of the clock shows number of
minutes to the next hour and right half of the clock shows number of minutes
past the hour.
Here, hour hand is between 2 and 3 and minute hand is
at 10 which show (10 x 5 = 50). So, time is 2 hours 50 minutes.
10 minutes to 3
Here, hour hand is between 6 and 7. Minute hand is at 1
which shows (1 x 5 = 5). So, time is 6 hours 5 minutes.
5 minutes past 6
In few watches, we have seen the third hand which is
called the second hand. It is thinnest hand but moves faster than other two
hands. It moves 60 very small divisions in 1 minute.
1 minute = 60 seconds