Hi,
What is the measure of the angle formed by the minute and hour hands of a clock at 1:50?
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
(E)
Answer: D
My guess was after mentally flipping it. My approach was worthless and remains worthless for questions of this type.
I seek a better approach to this question and an explanation of this approach. I ask kindly.
I didn't write the first post too well.
Imagine the time is initially 1 o'clock. The minute hand is at 12 and the hour hand is at 1.
Both hands move and the clock reads 1:50.
Yes, the minute hand will have moved through ten times
while the hour hand will have moved through ten times.
The hour hand moves through for a movement of the minute hand.
I'm getting (D), not (C).
Thanks.
Sorry, typo, it is indeed (D.) .
I just changed the values in this question to check my understanding:
What is the measure of the angle formed by the minute and hour hands of a clock at 3:45?
Then adding another (intervening angle between 9 and 12) gives
Would the approach be the same for non-multiples of 5. Say, 4:47?