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Can you find out the angle between the minute hand and the hour hand at 3:15 on an analog clock?

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Can you find out the angle between the minute hand and the hour hand at 3:15 on an analog clock? Think hard and then come to a conclusion.

posted Oct 17, 2018 by Abu Anam

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7.5 degrees


1 hr= 360 deg/12=30 deg
15 mins=30 deg/4=7.5 deg
The hour hand travels 30*3+7.5=97.5 deg while the minute hand travels only 360 deg/4=90 deg
the difference is 7.5 degrees

answer Oct 17, 2018 by Hanifa Mammadov
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At 3.15, the minute hand will be in a horizontal position pointing to 3.
The displacement of the hour hand can be easily calculated as follow;
the angle between 3 and 4 is 360/ 12 = 30 degrees.
In a quarter of an hour , the displacement or angle between the two hands will be : 30 / 4 = 7,5 degrees

answer Oct 18, 2018 by anonymous



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