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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Couch View Post
    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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    Thanks!

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    I had directed that at someone else! But I guess you're pretty okay, too!
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    can you feel the love tonight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    can you feel the love tonight?
    It's day time j of sharr.

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    It's day time j of sharr.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Come on guys, let's not ruin this with math.
    What are you, a girl?

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