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Pavan was wondering if he can find angle subtended between the hour hand and minute hand. So, he decided to find the angle between hour hand and minute hand when the clock shows 2 p.m. What do you think about the value of the angle (in degrees)? ___

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Solution

Note that a clock is a circle made of 360 degrees and that each number represents an angle and the separation between them is,

36012 = 30.

At 2 PM, the minute hand is on the 12 and the hour hand is on the 2.

Therefore the required angle = 2 × 30 = 60


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