Related Links


Definition Of AM

The time between midnight and noon (midday) is called a.m.

More about AM

  • "A.M" Stands for ante meridian (Latin).

Examples of AM

example of AM

Ashley wakes up suddenly at night and finds that the clock shows 12:30. If she wants to write the time using a.m., she can write it as 12:30 a.m.

Video Examples: iCoachMath work

Solved Example on AM

Ques: What time does the clock show, if it is morning?

example of AM


A. 6:25 a.m.
B. 5:25 a.m.
C. 6:25 p.m.
D. 5:25 p.m.
Correct Answer: B


Step 1: The hour hand in the clock lies between 5 and 6. So it is after 5.
Step 2: Count 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 minutes after 12. [Minute hand is at 5.]
Step 3: The clock shows 5 hour 25 minutes.
Step 4: We represent morning using a.m.
Step 5: Therefore, the clock shows 5.25 a.m.