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Old 03-23-11, 10:46 AM   #1
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I have a question for chipcom.

If you look at a clock and the time is 3:15, what is the angle between the hour and the minute hands?

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IT'S A TRAAAP!!!!a
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darn you BikeForums, that was supposed to be in all caps.
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Digital clocks have hands?
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I remember doing questions like this in my high school geometry class.
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what happened to my first post?
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also, I cheated and fixed your post ben. we are even for the yoohoo now.
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also, I cheated and fixed your post ben. we are even for the yoohoo now.
Post a pic of Admiral Ackbar, then it'll be even.
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so what is the angle? Something in the 350 degrees range, I'd reckon, right?
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Depending on the interpretation, either 0 or 360º when you consider it. If you look at it as travel from the origin point with both hands at the same point, it's 0º. If you start at the origin and follow around to the minute hand, it's 360º
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Thank you all for the wonderful answers. You all get an A++. However, the question was asked of Chipy and I have not received an answer yet. I have a feeling he doesn't love us anymore folks.

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Depending on the interpretation, either 0 or 360º when you consider it. If you look at it as travel from the origin point with both hands at the same point, it's 0º. If you start at the origin and follow around to the minute hand, it's 360º
True in general, but at 3:15, the hour hand would theoretically be 1/4 the way from 3 to 4 right, so it wouldn't line up with 15 on the minute hand anymore. More like 3:16 or so, no?
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Thank you all for the wonderful answers. You all get an A++. However, the question was asked of Chipy and I have not received an answer yet. I have a feeling he doesn't love us anymore folks.

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7.5 degrees.

minute hand is at 90 degrees, hour hand is at 90 + (360/12)*(1/4)
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I'd go 352.5 degrees based on the original wording of the question, but thanks for doing the math, I was too lazy.
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Come on guys, let's not ruin this with math.
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