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Sep 27, 2012
 what is the angle between hour and minute hand at 10:30 how to escape a room without windows how much dust in a hole of 10*12*10 inches indexes and bond interest rates of prior day behavioral questions: who would you like to invite for dinner2 Answersshould be 135Angle Problem: The hour hand is halfway between the 10 and 11 and the minute hand is on the 6, so they are 4.5 away and there are 12 total on the clock. 4.5/12 * 360 = 30*4.5 = 45*3 = 135 degrees

Jul 29, 2011
 I flip a coin and get heads 99 times. It is a fair coin. What are the chances that, if flipped again, will tails come up. 2 AnswersTechnically answer is 50/50 but they want out of the box thinking. Perhaps suggest that the coin must not be fair or that there is an outside factor playing a role.It's 50/50, and the thing to understand is that 99 heads in a row is no more likely or unlikely than a sequence of, say, H,T,H,T,T,T,T,H,H,T,H,H,T,T... and so on up to 99. Each particular "random"sequence of heads & tails is equally unlikely. If we take the averages of all possible sequences then heads comes up as many times as tails does, but for a particular string of 100 flips, there's no knowing until we are finished whether it's going to be H(99) & T(1) or H(100) & T(0). Could go either way, and the odds are 50/50.

Jan 26, 2018
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 Basically go to Yahoo Finance the day before.Be the first to answer this question

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Oct 6, 2016
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