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March 24th, 2010, 03:44 PM   #1
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Clock Problem

"Find the number of minutes after 3:00 that the minute and hour hands of a clock will first form an angle of 154 degrees"

I'm having a problem formatting this equation :/
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Re: Clock Problem

Assuming the hour hand moves one 'tick' every 12 minutes and that there are 60 'ticks' on the clock you need to solve

6(M - (M/12 + 15)) = 154 (6 degrees per 'tick') for M.
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Re: Clock Problem

Hello, Recipe!

greg1313 is absolutely correct!

Here's my approach . . . along with my baby-talk thought processes.


Quote:
Find the number of minutes after 3:00 that the minute hand
and hour hands of a clock will first form an angle of 154 degrees.


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Re: Clock Problem

Thank you both!
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March 26th, 2010, 01:38 PM   #5
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In LaTeX, the degrees symbol is best achieved using ^\circ rather than ^o, e.g., instead of
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March 26th, 2010, 02:20 PM   #6
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Re: Clock Problem



I've used both:[color=beige] .[/color]^\circ[color=beige] .[/color]and[color=beige] .[/color]^o




Guess which one I prefer to type?

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