Another way of saying the time,  3:20  is ?

___ minutes past ___.

  • A

    four minutes past three

  • B

    twenty minutes past three

The correct answer is 'twenty minutes past three'.


  • The time is 3:20 means the minute hand is pointing at 4. So, if we begin at 12 and count up by fives until we reach 4. It is 20 minutes.
  • The time is 3:20 means the hour hand is between 3 and 4, so it is 3 hours.

So, the time 3:20 is 'twenty minutes past three'.