A town clock has "hands" that are of length 62cm and 85cm.

Find the angle between the hands at half past ten.

I'm confused because I've only been given two sides ?

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- Apr 4th 2010, 03:42 PMshawliHands on a clock - mensuration
A town clock has "hands" that are of length 62cm and 85cm.

Find the angle between the hands at half past ten.

I'm confused because I've only been given two sides ? - Apr 4th 2010, 05:33 PMWilmer
Well, since "angle between the hands" is obviously the angle made by the

hands at the center of the clock, then at 10.30 the hour-hand points halfway

between 10 and 11, and the minute-hand points at 6, so angle = 135 degrees;

you don't even need the given lengths...