It’s 26 to 9 (Official clock system).

08:34

It’s 26 to 9.

Correct answer

08:35

It’s 25 to 9.

Error: 1 minute later

07:54

It’s 6 to 8.

Error: read minutes starting from hour markings and adding minutes

07:40

It’s 20 to 8.

Error: confuse hour and minute hands