Here are two clocks.

One has normal numbers. One has Roman Numerals.

They both show the same time.

The **long blue hand **is pointing to the **3 or III**, which is a quarter way round, so the time will be something 15 or a quarter past.

The **short red hand **is pointing to **between the 5 and the 6 **or** the V and the VI**, so the time is:

**5:15 **

or** a quarter past 5**.

Here are another two clocks.

One has normal numbers. One has Roman Numerals.

They both show the same time.

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

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

**3:45 **

or** a quarter to 4**.