What is the angle between the two hands of a clock, when the time is 9 hours 10 minutes?

180°
145°
120°

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What is the angle between the two hands of a clock, when the time is 9 hours 10 minutes?

180°
145°
120°
225°​

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Adalyn 11 months 2021-06-30T15:36:54+00:00 1 Answers 0 views 0

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    2021-06-30T15:38:17+00:00

    Explanation:

    For any clock time X:Y (substituting 0 for the hour when the hour is 12, and using 0 degrees for straight up pointing to the 12):

    The angle of the minute hand (Y) from 12 will be given by 6Y degrees.

    The angle of the hour hand (X) from 12 will be given by (30X + 0.5Y) degrees.

    a(X) = 30X + 0.5Y degrees

    a(Y) = 6y degrees

    Now we can use these formulas to determine the clock time for any angle formed between two hands. For the angle at time 9:10,

    X = 9

    Y = 10

    a(X) = 30X + 0.5Y = 270 + 5 = 275 degrees

    a(Y) = 6Y = 60 degrees

    The difference between these 2 angles = the angle formed between the 2 hands going clockwise from minute hand to hour hand:

    275 – 60 = 215 degrees between the hands at clock time 9:10

    For the angle going clockwise from hour hand to minute hand, subtract 215 from 360 degrees to obtain:

    360 – 215 = 145 degrees between the hands at clock time 9:10

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