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At <math>12:25</math>, the minute hand is at <math>\frac{25}{60}\cdot 360^\circ</math>, or <math>150^\circ</math>. | At <math>12:25</math>, the minute hand is at <math>\frac{25}{60}\cdot 360^\circ</math>, or <math>150^\circ</math>. | ||
− | The hour hand moves <math>5</math> 'minutes' every hour, or <math>\frac{5}{60}\cdot 360 = 30^\circ</math> every hour. At <math>30^\circ</math> every hour, the hour hand moves <math>\frac{1}{2}</math> minutes on the clock every minute. At <math>12:25</math>, the hour hand is at <math>\frac{25}{2}^\circ</math>. Therefore, the angle between the hands is <math>150^\circ - \frac{25}{2}^\circ</math>, <math>137.5^\circ</math>, or <math>137^{\circ} 30^{'} \implies \boxed{\mathrm{(B) 137^\circ 30'}}</math>. | + | The hour hand moves <math>5</math> 'minutes' every hour, or <math>\frac{5}{60}\cdot 360 = 30^\circ</math> every hour. At <math>30^\circ</math> every hour, the hour hand moves <math>\frac{1}{2}</math> minutes on the clock every minute. At <math>12:25</math>, the hour hand is at <math>\frac{25}{2}^\circ</math>. Therefore, the angle between the hands is <math>150^\circ - \frac{25}{2}^\circ</math>, <math>137.5^\circ</math>, or <math>137^{\circ} 30^{'} \implies</math> <math>\boxed{\mathrm{(B) 137^\circ 30'}}</math>. |
==See Also== | ==See Also== |
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Problem
The smaller angle between the hands of a clock at p.m. is:
Solution
At , the minute hand is at , or . The hour hand moves 'minutes' every hour, or every hour. At every hour, the hour hand moves minutes on the clock every minute. At , the hour hand is at . Therefore, the angle between the hands is , , or .
See Also
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