# Clock degrees homework

1. Jan 31, 2005

### ballpienhammer

If an hour hand moves 1/60th of a degree each minute how many degerees will it move in one hour?

2. Jan 31, 2005

### dextercioby

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...

Daniel.

3. Jan 31, 2005

### dav2008

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?

4. Jan 31, 2005

### robert Ihnot

If it moves 1/60 degree x 60 minutes= 1 degree in an hour, then how can it move 360 degrees in 12 hours?

5. Jan 31, 2005

### ballpienhammer

Precisely.

Then how many degrees does the hour hand really move in one hour?
I say 30.

6. Jan 31, 2005

### robert Ihnot

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.

7. Feb 1, 2005

### DaveC426913

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.

8. Feb 1, 2005

### ballpienhammer

Not intentionally. The Q was/is part of an online

fun-quiz called "Test for Dementia". Their answer was 1&#176, which I felt was off base.(No pun intended.) Thanks all. bph