# What is half past 5?

#### Understand the Problem

The question is asking what time it is when it is half past 5, which indicates the time 5:30.

#### Answer

5:30

The final answer is 5:30.

##### Answer for screen readers

The final answer is 5:30.

#### More Information

Half past is commonly used to denote 30 minutes after the hour.

#### Sources

- SplashLearn - What is Half Past? - splashlearn.com
- Merriam-Webster - Half Past - merriam-webster.com
- The Free Dictionary - Half Past Five - idioms.thefreedictionary.com