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## Interview Question

Intern Interview Bengaluru (India)

# what is the angle between the hour hand and minute hand in

between 2:20
Tags:
analytical, math logic

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50

Interview Candidate on Jun 10, 2012
3

60 deg

Anonymous on Aug 30, 2012
0

45

vijay shetty on Feb 18, 2013
0

60 deg

Maanik on Apr 24, 2013
1

55

Anonymous on Oct 28, 2015
0

50 . formula : 30*hour hand -5.5*minute hand = angle bw them

firoz on Mar 7, 2016
0

72 deg

Anup on Nov 29, 2017
0

50

Anonymous on Jan 11, 2019
0

At 2:00, the minute hand is at the zeroth degree, while the hour hand is at the 60th degree, i.e. the hour hand is 60 degrees ahead of the minute hand.

In 20 minutes, the minute hand will sweep:

6deg/min∗20 min=120 degrees

In 20 minutes, the hour hand will sweep:

0.5deg/min∗20 min=10 degrees

However, the hour hand was 60 degrees ahead of the minute hand at the beginning of the hour. So we must add that to get (10 + 60) = 70 degrees.

Therefore, the angle between the minute and hour hand shall be (120 - 70) = 50 degrees.

Amjid Ali on Jan 24, 2019