# Aptitude - Clock - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Clock - General Questions (Q.No. 8)

8.

The angle between the minute hand and the hour hand of a clock when the time is 4.20, is:

Answer: Option

Explanation:

Angle traced by hour hand in | 13 | hrs = | 360 | x | 13 | ° | = 130°. | ||

3 | 12 | 3 |

Angle traced by min. hand in 20 min. = | 360 | x 20 | ° | = 120°. | ||

60 |

Required angle = (130 - 120)° = 10°.

Discussion:

77 comments Page 1 of 8.
Kittu said:
1 decade ago

Please give clear formula how 13/3 came?

Sundar said:
1 decade ago

Hi All,

We can write 4 hrs. 20 mins. as 13/3 hrs.

13/3 = 4 and (1/3)hrs

= 4.20 ( Here 1 hour = 60 mins, 1/3 of 60 is equal to 20).

Hope you understand guys. Have a nice day!

We can write 4 hrs. 20 mins. as 13/3 hrs.

13/3 = 4 and (1/3)hrs

= 4.20 ( Here 1 hour = 60 mins, 1/3 of 60 is equal to 20).

Hope you understand guys. Have a nice day!

Reddilavan said:
1 decade ago

angle=(11/2)*min-30*hrs

apply this formula you can get the answer ......

apply this formula you can get the answer ......

ANUJ said:
1 decade ago

we can convert it in hours as:

20min.=1/3hours

so total hours as 4+1/3=13/3

20min.=1/3hours

so total hours as 4+1/3=13/3

Nitin said:
1 decade ago

By common sense it is clear that in 20 minutes the minute hand will move 20*6=120degree and the hour hand will move20*(1/2)=10degree.

Clearly min hand will be at 20 and hour hand will be 10degree apart.

Clearly min hand will be at 20 and hour hand will be 10degree apart.

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Prasad said:
1 decade ago

Apply the formula suggested by Reddilavan..

ie: Angle = 30Hr-(11/2)Min

ie: Angle = 30Hr-(11/2)Min

Srilu said:
1 decade ago

In first can we take 12/3 instead of 13/3 ?

Arc said:
1 decade ago

Thanks Sundar.

Karan bajaj said:
1 decade ago

Hi girls ! we can write 4.20 also as 13/3, we covert 20 min into hrs 20/60=1/3 and we add with4 hrs 4+1/3=13/3.

Have a nice day.

Have a nice day.

Anil said:
1 decade ago

Direct formula:

|11M-60H|/2

where M=minute, H=hour hands.

|11M-60H|/2

where M=minute, H=hour hands.

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