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ESPN Mobile Software Engineer Interview Question

I interviewed in Bristol, CT and was asked:
"What's the angle between the hands of a clock if the time is 3:15."
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Oooooh, this was a sneaky trick question and I'm sorry I fell for it. Under the pressure of an interview, you might accidentally think the angle between the small and the large hands of a clock will pointing at the number "3" and therefore the angle would be zero. If you can keep a clear head, you're likely to realize really quickly that the small (hour) hand is going to be *beyond* the 3 by some relatively small angle. To be more precise, it'll be 1/4th of the distance between the hour numbers "3" and "4".
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The answer should be a right angle.
- Anonymous on Feb 20, 2014 Flag Response

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