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    how many degrees does the minute hand of a clock gain on the hour hand in a minute ?

    the minute hand does 360 degrees in a minute. the hour hand does 1/12 *360=30 therefore its gains 330 degrees the right answer is 5.5 degrees
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    Re: clock

    Hey markosheehan.

    The minute hand does 360/60 degrees for one minute which is 6 degrees.

    Your question is a little difficult to understand - what hand are you referring to and how much does the hour hand have to move? [Please tell us the time frame in absolute terms you are looking at].
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    Re: clock

    minute hand moves at a rate of 6 degrees per min

    hour hand moves at 30 degrees per hour = 1/2 degree per minute

    the hour and minute hand are superimposed at 12:00

    at 12:01, the minute hand has moved 6 degrees while the hour hand has moved 1/2 of a degree

    6 - (1/2) = 5 and a half degrees
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    Re: clock

    Tick tock, tick tock, .....
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