In today’s post, we’re going to take a look at the relationship between clocks and angles. Let’s see the different kinds of angles that can be formed by the hands of a clock and how to calculate them.

If I were to ask how many degrees the minute hand covers from 12 to 3, the answer is pretty straight forward we all know it is 90° and similarly we are aware of 12 to 6 and 12 to 9 but what if it the question is phrased to calculate from 12 to 7. Instead of trying to calculate from the known answers let’s try to come up with how we got this answer. We know that a right angle when formed is 90° and a straight line is 180°, hence we got the above mentioned answers but in reality we get this answer from the fact that the minute hand covers 360° when it completes its cycle, in other words, an hour. There are a total of 60 minutes in an hour, so each minute is 6°. So to reach from 12 to 7 is 35 minutes so multiply 6° to 35 which gives us 210°.

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