What time is it? Find the missing numbers. It is what minutes to what.
In this question, we’re shown an
analog clock. We have to read the clock to work
out what time it is and then find the missing numbers. First, we’ll need to look at the
minute hand to work out how many minutes it is until the next o’clock. Then we’ll need to read the hour
hand. The minute hand is pointing to
number eight on the clock face. How many minutes does the minute
hand have to turn until it reaches the next hour or o’clock?
Well, we know that when the minute
hand is pointing to number 12, that means it’s something o’clock. So we have to count how many
minutes there are from number eight until number 12 on the clock face. And we know that each of these
divisions is worth five minutes. So we could start at number eight
and count in fives until we reach number 12 on the clock. Five, 10, 15, 20. So we know that it’s 20 minutes
until the next hour. Let’s have a look at the hour hand
now. The hour hand is pointing between
the numbers five and six, so we know that it’s after 5 o’clock, but it’s not quite 6
o’clock. So the time on the clock is 20
minutes to 6. The missing numbers are 20 and
6. It is 20 minutes to 6.