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# What is the angle in nearest degrees created by the minute hand and the hour hand?

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###### August 17, 2014 3:41AM

One minute is six degrees. Multiply however many minutes the hands are apart by six.

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### If the time is 6.30 what is the angle in nearest degrees created by the minute hand and the hour hand?

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If the time is 6:30, then the minute hand is on the six, 180
degrees from 12, and the hour hand is halfway between six and
seven, 195 degrees from 12. (If the clock face were 360 degrees,
then each hour would be one twelth, or 30 degrees.) The
difference between the minute hand (180 degrees) and the hour hand
(195 degrees) at 6:30 is 15 degrees.