# Frequent question: How far apart are the numbers on a clock?

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## How far apart is each number on a clock?

Any clock or watch except a digital watch, has a dial. On the circular border of the dial of a watch or clock there are the hour numbers from 1 to 12 at equal intervals. Between the two numbers there are five divisions. Each division represents a minute.

## How do you measure a clock?

A clock is a circle, and a circle always contains 360 degrees. Since there are 60 minutes on a clock, each minute mark is 6 degrees. The minute hand on the clock will point at 15 minutes, allowing us to calculate it’s position on the circle. Since there are 12 hours on the clock, each hour mark is 30 degrees.

## What is the total of the numbers on a clock face?

The sum of all the numbers on the clock face is 78, so you want to find six consecutive numbers that add up to 78div2=39.

## What are the minute marks on a clock called?

the thing that points to the hour on a clock or watch. The thing that points to the minute is called the minute hand, and the thing that points to the seconds is called the second hand.

## Why do clocks use IIII instead of IV?

On Roman clock faces, “IIII” is often used in place of “IV” for the “4 o’clock” (excuse me… … This is apparently because “IV” is an abbreviation for “Jupiter” in Roman times. So they decided to use “IIII” so that their public clocks didn’t have “1 2 3 GOD 5…” written on them.

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## What is the face of clock called?

The face of the clock is called a Dial. It has another name that is called a clock face or face dial. • Clock displays the time using dials and moving hands.

## Why is 12 at the top of the clock?

The reason a new day starts at 12:00 goes back to ancient Egypt when the day was measured using sundials. … The reason that the hands on a clock travel the way they do, or “clockwise,” also goes back to the invention of the sundial in ancient Egypt. Egypt is in the northern hemisphere.