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A Tick Question.

By Anthony Hughes | Dec 22, 2013 | Friday Funnies

Brainteaser Answer 14:

7.5 Degrees.

Did you think the answer was 0? You are not alone!

Most people rush into answering the question and forget that the hour hand moves too; at 3.15, it will actually be a quarter of the way between 3 and 4 (because a quarter of an hour has gone by).

To calculate the answer…

You know that the entire clock is 360°

The number of degrees between 3 and 4 will be a 12th of that.

360°/ 12 = 30°

And the hour hand will have traveled one quarter of the way between that 30°

30/ 4 = 7.5°

So if the minute hand is at 3, then the distance between both hands is actually 7.5°


- Anthony Hughes

Anthony Hughes

Anthony is a recruitment veteran of 18 years and is also one of the original founders of Coburg Banks. He now trains recruitment consultants on the best methods to utilise when sourcing and assessing applicants for their clients. 


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