Video: Identifying the Time Shown on the Clock

What time is shown on the clock?

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Video Transcript

What time is shown on the clock?

When working with these kind of clocks, we know that the short hand represents the hour and the long hand represents the minute. First, let’s look at our short hand, our hour hand. The hour hand is between four and five. That means that it’s after four, but before five.

We need the minute hand to help us finish the rest. The minute hand is exactly on the six. And that means that the minute hand has gone halfway around. That tells us that it is halfway between four and five. And we call that half past four. The time shown on the clock is half past four.

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