Here is a clock.

The **long blue hand **is pointing to the **6**, which is half way round, so the time will be 30 minutes past or half past.

The **short red hand **is pointing **halfway between the 4 and the 5**, so the time is:

**half past 4** or **4:30**

Here is another clock.

The **long blue hand **is pointing to the **9**, which is three-quarters of the way round, so the time will be 45 minutes past or quarter to the next hour.

The **short red hand **is pointing **between the 3 and the 4**, so the time is:

**quarter to 4** or **3:45**

Here is another clock.

Count the minutes in 5s as you go around until you reach the **long blue hand**.

The **long blue hand **is pointing to the **4**, which is **4 × 5 **= **20 minutes**, so the time will be 20 minutes past.

The **short red hand **is pointing **between the 10 and the 11**, so the time is:

**20 past 10 **because it is 20 minutes past 10 o'clock or **10:20**

Here is another clock.

Count the minutes in 5s as you go around until you reach the **long blue hand**.

The **long blue hand **is pointing to the **7**, which is **7 × 5** = **35 minutes**, so the time will be 35 minutes past or 25 minutes to the next hour.

The **short red hand **is pointing **between the 2 and the 3**, so the time is:

**25 to 3 **because there are 25 minutes until 3 o'clock or **2:35**.

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