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− | Imagine the clock as a circle. The minute hand will be at the 4 at 20 minutes past the hour. The central angle formed between <math>4</math> and <math>5</math> is <math>30</math> degrees (since it is 1/12 of a full circle, 360). By <math>4:20</math>, the hour hand would have moved <math>\frac{1}{3}</math> way from 4 to 5 since <math>\frac{20}{60}</math> is reducible to <math>\frac{1}{3}</math>. One third of the way from 4 to 5 is one third of 30 degrees, which is 10 degrees past the 4. Recall that the minute hand is at the 4, so the angle between them is <math>\boxed{10}</math>, and we are done. | + | Imagine the clock as a circle. The minute hand will be at the 4 at 20 minutes past the hour. The central angle formed between <math>4</math> and <math>5</math> is <math>30</math> degrees (since it is 1/12 of a full circle, 360). By <math>4:20</math>, the hour hand would have moved <math>\frac{1}{3}</math> way from 4 to 5 since <math>\frac{20}{60}</math> is reducible to <math>\frac{1}{3}</math>. One third of the way from 4 to 5 is one third of 30 degrees, which is 10 degrees past the 4. Recall that the minute hand is at the 4, so the angle between them is <math>\boxed{10, D}</math>, and we are done. |
==See Also== | ==See Also== | ||
{{AMC8 box|year=2003|num-b=19|num-a=21}} | {{AMC8 box|year=2003|num-b=19|num-a=21}} | ||
{{MAA Notice}} | {{MAA Notice}} |
Latest revision as of 12:46, 11 October 2019
Problem
What is the measure of the acute angle formed by the hands of the clock at 4:20 PM?
Solution
Imagine the clock as a circle. The minute hand will be at the 4 at 20 minutes past the hour. The central angle formed between and is degrees (since it is 1/12 of a full circle, 360). By , the hour hand would have moved way from 4 to 5 since is reducible to . One third of the way from 4 to 5 is one third of 30 degrees, which is 10 degrees past the 4. Recall that the minute hand is at the 4, so the angle between them is , and we are done.
See Also
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