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Risk Analyst Interview Singapore

What is the angle between the minute and hour hand of a

  standard clock if the time is currently 3:15
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7.5 degrees. The minute hand will be at 15 but you have to consider the interim movement of the hour hand. Every 12 hours, the hour hand moves 360 degrees, therefore every hour it moves 30 degrees. The easiest way is to multiply 1/12 (for the hour) times 360 degrees (we arrive at 30 degrees as anticipated) then, for the quarter hour passed to get to 15 past, mulitply 1/4 by 30 degrees and you get 7.5

I got this question and believe me it was hard to think cool under that kind of pressure but just remember to think aloud.

Sean on 27 Mar 2010
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yup...

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benedict arnold on 15 Apr 2011
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yup...

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benedict arnold on 15 Apr 2011
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Acute angle

Anonymous on 3 Jul 2017
1

Dumb question, what has it got to do with this role that i am applying for?

Anonymous on 5 Mar 2019
0

0 degrees

Anonymous on 26 Apr 2020

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