# Quick Answer: Why does the clock equal 13?

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## Why does clock numbers add up to 13?

Harry from the Beacon School solved this using an algebraic method. The sum of all the numbers is 78. If we call x the total on the small side, then 5x+x=78, so 6x=78 and x=13. So the sum on the small side is 13.

## What is 13 in the clock?

A number of countries, particularly English-speaking, use the 12-hour clock, or a mixture of the 24- and 12-hour time systems. In countries where the 12-hour clock is dominant, some professions prefer to use the 24-hour clock.

24-hour clock.

24-hour clock 12-hour clock
13:00 1:00 p.m.
14:00 2:00 p.m.
15:00 3:00 p.m.
16:00 4:00 p.m.

## Why do clocks only go up to 12?

But days are not useful enough on their own to help us count time because they are a bit too long. So we divide them up into smaller units called hours, minutes and seconds. The Ancient Egyptians liked to count in twelves and they divided the day into two lots of twelve hours – 12 for daytime and 12 for nighttime.

## What are clock numbers?

A clock number is a unique alphanumeric identification number. It identifies an advertisement and its creators or source (usually an advertising agency). The number is used from when we clear and ad, right through to when the ad is transmitted — and subsequent reporting.

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## What’s 12am in 24 hour time?

24-Hour Time Format

am/pm 24-hour
12am (midnight) 00:00
1am 01:00
2am 02:00
3am 03:00

## Why does the clock strike 13 in 1984?

References to a thirteenth stroke of the clock indicate that some event or discovery calls into question everything previously believed. Put another way, the thirteenth stroke of the clock calls into question not only the credibility of itself but of the previous twelve.