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
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.
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Solved Example on AM
Ques: What time does the clock show, if it is morning?
Choices: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.