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At 12:24 hour hand will be at 2 * 6 = 12 degrees from 12.

After 18 degrees it will reach 13:00 (3 divisions remaining so 3*6 degrees) After 30 degrees it will reach 14:00 ( 5 divisions 5*6) After 18 degrees it will reach 14:36 ( 3 divisions 3*6) Thus hour hand will turn by 18 + 30 + 18 = 66 degrees

First, there is 360 degrees movement every 12 hours. 360 / 12 = 30 degrees between each number, which the hour hand moves in 60 minutes. So in 1 minute, the hour hand moves one half degree. Now that we know how far the hour hand moves per minute, we can figure out how many minutes there are between 12:24 and 14:36. That would be 2 hours 12 minutes, or 132 minutes. 132 * 1/2 = 66.

bigfernhead wrote:

Between 12:24 and 14:36 the hour hand of the clock turns by

66 degrees seems to be the right answer. Angular distance traveled = Angular speed <degrees traveled /minute> * Time <minutes>. Which in this case will be 0.5 deg/min * 132 = 66 degrees.
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Okay once again before peeking. The first thing is to figure how many degrees each hour segment is. This is easy. 12 hours and 360 degrees. One twelfth of 360=30 degrees. Then how much for minutes. 60 minutes = 30 degrees.

Next the difference between the two times is 2 hours (30x2=60 degrees) and 12 minutes. So we want to see how any degrees in 12 minutes. 12/60 = 1/5. we multiply this by 30 degrees and get 6 degrees.

So very quickly we see the answer is 66 degrees. Answer B.

Now peeking. B. Yay!

I hope these comments helped you. If so, please give kudos. Thanks, Skip

In one hour, the hour hand moves 360/12 = 30 degree. so from 12:24 to 14:24 it will move 30 + 30 = 60 degrees. now from 14:24 to 14:36 the total time passed is 12 minutes which is 1/5 of one hour so the hour hand will move 1/5 of what it moves in one hour i.e. 30/5 = 6 so the total angle the hour hand has moved is 30+30+6 = 66 degrees.

12 hours equal 360 degrees -> 2 hours would be 60 degrees. Now we can eliminate answer choice A, which equals 60. 1 hour= 60 minutes = 30 degrees, so 12 minutes would be less than 12 degrees, so answer choice C (which equals 72) and D, E (which are larger) are also eliminated. No further calculations are required and B is correct.

I understand 360 degrees/ 12 hour = 30 degrees per hour.. but 360 degree/60min = 6 degree per min... why 1/2??

Hi there,

As you wrote correctly, its 30 degrees per hour=30/60 =1/2 degrees per minute (since there are 60 minutes in an hour..) In other words, the correct form is "360 degrees/(12*60)" and not "360 degree/60min".

hey, the question asks for the the number of degrees in revolving from 12:24 to 2:36 . lets first calculate how many degrees a hour hand cover in rotating one minute. hour hand moves (12*60 = 720 minutes) a day. and for covering these 720 minutes, it moves 360 degrees.

so for every minutes it moves 360/720 = 1/2 degrees/ minutes.

here the hour hand moved = 36+ 60 + 30 = 132 minutes so the hour hand will move 132/2 = 66 degrees.