Video: Reading the Number of Minutes on an Analogue Clock

Find the missing number.

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Video Transcript

Find the missing number.

The time is two blank. The short hand is the hour hand. And it’s just past two. So we know that our time is something after two. To find out exactly what time it is, we’ll need to use the minute hand.

Starting at 12 and moving around the clock, every number represents five more minutes. Our minute hand has stopped on the number four. If we count by fives past every digit, five plus five is 10 plus five equals 15 plus five equals 20. We find out, based on the placement of the minute hand, that it is 20 minutes after two. It is 2:20. And we fill in the box with the number 20.

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