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# What is the angle between the minute and the hour hand of the clock wh

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What is the angle between the minute and the hour hand of the clock which shows 12:24?

A. 115
B. 120
C. 124
D. 130
E. 132

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What is the angle between the minute and the hour hand of the clock which shows 12:24?

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At 12:24
-minute hand will be at 24*6 = 144 degrees from position of 12.
- Hour hand will move by 2*6 = 12 degree during the same time

So the difference between the two hands will be 144-12 = 132 degrees.

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hour hand moves 5 minutes when minute hand moves 60 minutes. Hence when minute hand moved 24 minutes, hour hand moved 24 *5 / 60 i.e. 2 minutes.

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ritula wrote:
can u pls explain this?
alpha_plus_gamma wrote:

At 12:24
-minute hand will be at 24*6 = 144 degrees from position of 12.
- Hour hand will move by 2*6 = 12 degree during the same time

So the difference between the two hands will be 144-12 = 132 degrees.

yeah, exactly in the way provided by gameCode

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hour hand moves 5 minutes when minute hand moves 60 minutes. Hence when minute hand moved 24 minutes, hour hand moved 24 *5 / 60 i.e. 2 minutes.

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14 Dec 2009, 02:58
I read somewhere there is a direct formula to solve this question..2)
Angle between m and h hand is ( 11/2) *m – 30 * h
can this be apply here? if yes should i take the value of h =12 ..taking this I am not getting the answer..

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I read somewhere there is a direct formula to solve this question..2)
Angle between m and h hand is ( 11/2) *m – 30 * h
can this be apply here? if yes should i take the value of h =12 ..taking this I am not getting the answer..

You just should substitute h=0 in it, not h=12.

General formula is:

$$|\frac{11}{2}m - 30h|$$

If the result is greater than 180 degrees, subtract it from 360 to get the included angle.

The above can be derived from the fact that:
In 1 minute:
Hour hand moves 0.5 degrees,
Minute hand moves 6 degrees.

AND

In an hour:
Hour hand moves 30 degrees,
Minute hand moves 360 degrees.

Hope it's clear.
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What is the angle between the minute and the hour hand of the clock which shows 12:24?

A. 115
B. 120
C. 124
D. 130
E. 132

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What is the angle between the minute and the hour hand of the clock which shows 12:24?

A. 115
B. 120
C. 124
D. 130
E. 132

From the position of hands on 12:00 (both hands are vertical) hour hand moves $$\frac{360}{12*60}=0.5$$ degrees in 1 minute and minute hand moves $$\frac{360}{60}=6$$ degrees in 1 minute.

Hence at 12:24, after 24 minutes from 12:00, when both hands are vertical, hour hand will move $$24*0.5=12$$ degrees from the vertical position and minute hand will move $$24*6=144$$ degrees from vertical position.

So the angle between them will be $$144-12=132$$ degrees.

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This Q reminds me of good old school days.

Formula for included angle between minute hand and a hour hand = 11/2m - 30h

Since the hour hand is at 12 , we have h =0

Putting the values in formula above

11/2 * 24 - 0 = 132 Option E

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[quote="ritula"]What is the angle between the minute and the hour hand of the clock which shows 12:24?

A. 115
B. 120
C. 124
D. 130
E. 132

24-(0+24/12)=22
22*6°=132°

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01 Jan 2017, 19:27
Bunuel wrote:
KocharRohit wrote:
I read somewhere there is a direct formula to solve this question..2)
Angle between m and h hand is ( 11/2) *m – 30 * h
can this be apply here? if yes should i take the value of h =12 ..taking this I am not getting the answer..

You just should substitute h=0 in it, not h=12.

General formula is:

$$|\frac{11}{2}m - 30h|$$

If the result is greater than 180 degrees, subtract it from 360 to get the included angle.

The above can be derived from the fact that:
In 1 minute:
Hour hand moves 0.5 degrees,
Minute hand moves 6 degrees.

AND

In an hour:
Hour hand moves 30 degrees,
Minute hand moves 360 degrees.

Hope it's clear.

Please can anyone elaborate on when to assign positive and negative signs when opening the modulus in the general formula given above?

Thanks

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02 Jan 2017, 04:59
WilDThiNg wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
KocharRohit wrote:
I read somewhere there is a direct formula to solve this question..2)
Angle between m and h hand is ( 11/2) *m – 30 * h
can this be apply here? if yes should i take the value of h =12 ..taking this I am not getting the answer..

You just should substitute h=0 in it, not h=12.

General formula is:

$$|\frac{11}{2}m - 30h|$$

If the result is greater than 180 degrees, subtract it from 360 to get the included angle.

The above can be derived from the fact that:
In 1 minute:
Hour hand moves 0.5 degrees,
Minute hand moves 6 degrees.

AND

In an hour:
Hour hand moves 30 degrees,
Minute hand moves 360 degrees.

Hope it's clear.

Please can anyone elaborate on when to assign positive and negative signs when opening the modulus in the general formula given above?

Thanks

You should take the absolute value of $$\frac{11}{2}m - 30h$$, so if $$\frac{11}{2}m - 30h$$ is negative you should make it positive.
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thanks for clarifying

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