see you in an hour. Of course it takes more than an hour for the hour hand (the "BIG" hand) and the minute hand (the "LITTLE" hand) to line up but it does happen once each hour. Keep in mind, the hour hand is known as the BIG hand because an hour is bigger than a minute, which is indicated by the LITTLE hand.
The short one Yes, the hour hand is traditionally shorter than the minute hand. However, the hour hand is known as the BIG hand because an hour is bigger than a minute. That means the minute hand is known as the LITTLE hand since a minute is LITTLE when compared to an hour. This is the historical explanation of the labels for the two hands, based on function an expressed in form by the hour hand having a broader, albeit shorter, design than the minute hand which is longer but narrower. Hour = bigger than minute = the BIG hand Minute = smaller than hour = the LITTLE hand
1:30 Wrong. The "LITTLE" hand indicates the minute of the hour and the"BIG" hand indicates the hour of the day (or at least half day - AM/PM). The minute hand is the LITTLE hand because it represents the smaller unit of time when compared to an hour which is indicated by the BIG hand. Granted, the longer hand is longer than the shorter hand but it is was historically always thinner than the hour hand. Thinner = LITTLE And the hour hand was always shorter but fatter than the minute hand. Fatter = BIG The reason they were originally called "BIG" and "LITTLE" was based on the amount of time each represents. Hour is 60 times bigger than minute. Hour is BIG and minute is LITTLE. Hour hand is BIG HAND and minute hand is LITTLE HAND. End of story
because a minute is faster than an hour.
The long hand is called the minute hand, the shorter fat one is called the hour hand. Based on historical design the BIG hand is the hour hand because an hour is bigger than a minute. Function first, then form. Traditionally clocks had fatter hands for hour and thinner hands for minute, thus BIG is hour and LITTLE is minute. Yes the minute hand is usually longer than the hour hand but on most clocks the hour hand is larger not just shorter. Don't confuse long, big, little, and short.
It should be 7.5°. The hour hand continues to move, although at a slower pace than the minute hand. From 3:00 to 3:15, the hour hand will move one-fourth of the distance from the "3" to the "4". In an hour, the hour hand moves one-twelfth of a circle. So in 15 minutes, the minute hand will arrive at the "3" and the hour hand will have moved one-fourth of one-twelfth of 360° - which is 7.5° - past the "3".
so you can tell them apart
It depends on how big the clock is. If it is a big clock, then the hand moves faster than one that is in a small clock because the markings would be further apart.
The LITTLE hand is the minute hand. Little does not mean short, it means thin. The longer hand is the LITTLE hand. The BIG hand is the hour hand. Big does not mean long, it means fat, wider. The BIG hand is the hour hand because it denotes the larger unit of time measure. An hour is 60 times larger than a minute. So then, the LITTLE hand denotes the smaller unit of time, a minute. Somewhere along the way some not-too-bright primary school teacher didn't get it right and passed it along incorrectly and lots of people since then have totally missed the connection between BIG=HOUR and LITTLE=MINUTE.
It is an analog watch that has more than one hand: possibly consisting of an hour hand, a minute hand, and a second hand.
so you can see the distinct difference. if they were the same, everyone would get confused...
An analog clock has at least two hands, one shorter than the other; the short one is the hour hand, the long one is the minute hand. (There can also be a second hand which is a minor detail.) The numbers one to twelve appear at regular intervals around the edge, with twelve being at the top, which then goes to one at the immediate right of the twelve, and proceeds in order as you go in a clockwise direction around the edge, all the way to eleven, and then back to twelve. The hour hand points directly at the number corresponding to the hour (that is, if it is exactly two o'clock, the hour hand points directly at the number two) and it moves gradually to the next number as time passes; at two thirty it is halfway between the two and the three. The minute hand points to the twelve when it is an exact hour such as two o'clock, and then moves around the face of the clock pointing to the number of minutes past the hour; at forty minutes past two (for example) the minute hand points to the number 8 (each of the twelve numbers counts off a five minute interval, which works out because there are sixty minutes in an hour, and 5 times 12 is 60). To read a analog clock, one must look at several things. First, look at the shortest "hand" on the clock. The number that it is on, or the last number that it has past, is the hour it is at that moment. Each number represents a span of 5 minutes for the minute hand. Look where the longer hand is, and that is what minute it is in the hour.