Posted by Mack on Monday, August 27, 2007 at 3:01pm.
I know how to tell time, but I just don't understand it when someone says it's "a quarter to 4" or it's "After 6 o' clock," and stuff like that. Does everyone have that kind of problem?? Because I don't remember ever learning how to tell time like that in grammar or elementary school.

Math  Vince, Monday, August 27, 2007 at 3:41pm
Eh, this is just a term of speech to denote different times. For instance, an hour is 60 minutes right? Well, if you broke it into 4 quarters it would be 15 mins each, so when someone says its "Quarter to", that means its 15 minutes away from being that hour. Example: its 4:45p.m. and you ask what time it is, I would answer its, "Quarter to" assuming you knew that it was at least past 4:00p.m., "half after" would be 30 mins after the current hour, so like half after 5 means 5:30. So its basically like applying mathematic terms to short sayings we use in everyday life to denote the time...

Math  Ms. Sue, Monday, August 27, 2007 at 5:43pm
These web sites will help you understand telling time better.
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/java/tellingtime/
http://classroom.jcschools.net/basic/mathtime.html
http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/preview/harcourt_math/tellingtime_splash2.html
Answer This Question
Related Questions
 Life  Okay, so this isn't homework help or anything but can someone help me ...
 Spanish  How do you tell time in Spanish. son las 5 ye 2 en canada!no se como ...
 Science  I hope someone can help, Thank You! The wheels of a machine are ...
 Math  My teacher forgot to tell me how to exactly solve any problem like this, ...
 yes or no question  hi i have to do a project where i have to find media bias ...
 General  Please understand that I am not upset with anyone or whatever I just ...
 can someone please check if im right : math  4(3x+7) is this the equivalent ...
 english  hi everyone someone can say me if my dialogue it's good and say me ...
 Chemistry  so i got a test and like usual my teacher didn't teach me half of ...
 math  a rectangle is to be inscribed under the arch of the curve y = 2cosx from...
More Related Questions