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# Why do clock faces have 12 not 24 hours?

Updated: 9/24/2023

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### Is a analog clock is a 12 hour clock or a 24 hour clock?

12 hour clock but could say the time in a 24 hour clock Analogue describes construction, not hours. It can be either.

### What is the difference in the 12 hour clock and the 24 hour clock?

The difference between 12 hour clock and a 24 hour clock is that when you say 1:00am for a 12 hour clock you would say 0100 hours

### Why are there 12 hours on a clock when there are 24 hours in a day?

Probably because people will get confused if they tried to use military time (which is based on the 24 hours clock. 2000 hrs is 8pm, 12+8=20).

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### What would a pendulum clock read after 24 hours if it were on the moon if it started at 12 AM?

It would read 12 AM ... assuming that you used it to determine when 24 hours had passed.

### What is 5 hours?

5+12 is 17:00 in 24 hour clock

### Why does the clock use twelve hours?

Since there are two periods of time, a.m. and p.m. , 24 hours (the time in a day) needs to be split in two. 24 split in two is obviously 12.That is why there is twelve hours on a clock.

### How do you convert a 12 hour clock to a 24 hour clock?

Add 12 to the number representing hours, from 1:00 pm to just before midnight.

### Why doesn't a clock have 24 hours?

Some clocks actually do have 24 hours on them, but a 24-hour clock is used by the military, some paramilitary organizations, and in other applications (like universal standard time). Most people just use a 12-hour clock. Note that most digital watches and clocks have a selectable 12- or 24-hour time.

### If i put in the sun from 6AM to 8PM . How many hours is that?

work it out form 12 o clock noon. there are 6 hours from 6am to 12 noon. there are 8 hours form 12 noon to 8pm 6+8 = 14 Also, it is easier if you use a 24 hour clock rather than a 12 hour one In a 24 hour clock 6am = 0600 hours and 8 pm = 2000 hours 2000-0600 = 1400

### How many sets of 12 consecutive numbers in 24 hours?

It depends upon whether you use a 12 hour clock with am and pm, or a 24 hour clock. The 12 hour clock has just 1 set of 12 consecutive numbers, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12. The 24 hour clock has 13 sets of 12 consecutive numbers.