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Interview Question

Interview Bristol, CT

What's the angle between the hands of a clock if the time

  is 3:15.

Interview Answer

2 Answers


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".

Interview Candidate on Jan 24, 2013

The answer should be a right angle.

Anonymous on Feb 20, 2014

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