# Clock hand angle ridle

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An analog clock showing 3:15. What is the angle between the minute hand and hour hand?

SherlockHolmes Expert Asked on 23rd August 2018 in

7.5 degrees

iamritz1 Starter Answered on 23rd August 2018.

The hour hand moves 90 degrees to reach 3:00.  The minute hand is moving at 5.5 degrees per minute relatively to the hour hand. In 15 minutes, the minute hand will cover 5.5*15 degrees =  82.5 degrees. Difference between the hour hand and the minute hand: 90 – 82.5 = 7.5 degrees.

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