Analog Clock

Definition of Analog Clock

An Analog Clock is a clock having the numbers 1 to 12 or equivalent Roman numerals around its face and three distinct moving hands to show seconds, minutes, and hours.

More About Analog Clock

  • Hours hand is small compared to minutes hand.
  • The seconds hand is very thin.
  • The seconds hand keeps changing its position every second.
  • 1 hour = 60 minutes
  • 1 minute = 60 seconds

Examples of Analog Clock

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    The hours hand points at 11. The minutes hand points at 2, which indicates 10 minutes. The seconds hand points at 4, which indicates 20 seconds. So, the time shown in the analog clock is 11:10:20.

Video Examples: Haitian Creole Math Tutorials - Telling Time on an Analog Clock Min

Solved Example on Analog Clock


Sam had his dinner at the time shown in the clock. When exactly did he have his dinner?
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    A. 6:40 p.m.
    B. 8:30 a.m.
    C. 6:40 a.m.
    D. 8:30 p.m.
    Correct Answer: D


    Step 1: The short hand in the clock is between 8 and 9. So, it is after 8.
    Step 2: The long hand is pointing at 6. It shows 30 minutes.
    Step 3: The clock shows 30 minutes after 8 and we represent it as 8:30.
    Step 4: Since dinner means night meals, we represent it using p.m.
    Step 5: So, Sam had his dinner at 8:30 p.m.

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