If an hour hand moves 1/60th of a degree each minute how many degerees will it move in one hour?
Is that a question for YOU or for US???If it's for you,then tell us your opinion so that we can compare it with ours...
It moves 1/60 a degree in a minute.
You want to find out how far it moves in an hour.
How many minutes in an hour?
If it moves 1/60 degree x 60 minutes= 1 degree in an hour, then how can it move 360 degrees in 12 hours?
Then how many degrees does the hour hand really move in one hour?
I say 30.
ballpienhammer: Then how many degrees does the hour hand really move in one hour?
I say 30.
Sure, because we just multiply 30 x12 =360, one complete revolution.
So, the hour hand moves 1/2 degree in an hour, not 1/60th.
Sounds like it was a trick question designed to get you chasing red herrings.
Not intentionally. The Q was/is part of an online
fun-quiz called "Test for Dementia". Their answer was 1°, which I felt was off base.(No pun intended.) Thanks all. bph
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