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# What is the angle between the hands of a clock when it is exactly 5 o'clock?

Updated: 10/2/2022

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14y ago

150o

a hour hand pointing at 5 and the minute hand pointing at 12.

the calculation is as follows

5(360/12) = 150

the 12 is because their are 12 numbers on a clock, ie the clock is divided evenly into twelfths. 5 is the fifth number after 12 so the resulting number is multiplied by 5

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