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## What are the clock hands called?

There are three hands in a clock, the **hour hand**, the minute hand, and the second hand. The small hand is the hour hand and the hand bigger than the hour hand is the minute hand, and the hand that moves relatively quicker than the other two hands is the second hand or sweep.

## What does the longer hand mean on a clock?

The shortest hand indicates the hour, a longer hand indicates **the minutes**, and the longest arm indicates the seconds. Some analog clocks have only two hands: the shorter hand indicating the hour and the longer hand indicating the minutes.

## How many minutes does the minute hand take to go from 12 to 2?

Step by Step Explanation:

We know that there are 12 numbers on the dial and minute hand moves by 1 number in five minutes. So, it will take **60 minutes**(12 × 5 = 60) for the minute hand to complete one round on the dial.

## What are the 4 hands on a clock?

The fourth hand is a **24 hour hand that is used to tell the hour in another time zone**. The fourth hand can be set independent of the hour hand to measure another time zone and with the rotating bezel a third time zone can be measured.

## What is the difference between the minute hand and hour hand?

The minute hand moves 360 degrees in 60 minute(or 6 degrees in one minute) and hour hand moves **360 degrees in 12 hours**(or 0.5 degrees in 1 minute).

## How minutes are in an hour?

Since there are **60 minutes** in one hour, that’s the conversion ratio used in the formula.

## Is the short hand the minute hand?

The short hand is **the hour hand**. It points to the current hour. The long hand is the minute hand. … At the top of every hour, the minute hand will always point to 12.