March 24th, 2010, 02:44 PM  #1 
Member Joined: Dec 2009 Posts: 66 Thanks: 0  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 :/ 
March 24th, 2010, 04:05 PM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,929 Thanks: 1124 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond  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. 
March 24th, 2010, 07:19 PM  #3  
Math Team Joined: Dec 2006 From: Lexington, MA Posts: 3,267 Thanks: 408  Re: Clock Problem Hello, Recipe! greg1313 is absolutely correct! Here's my approach . . . along with my babytalk thought processes. Quote:
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March 25th, 2010, 01:54 PM  #4 
Member Joined: Dec 2009 Posts: 66 Thanks: 0  Re: Clock Problem
Thank you both!

March 26th, 2010, 12:38 PM  #5 
Global Moderator Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 20,464 Thanks: 2038 
In LaTeX, the degrees symbol is best achieved using ^\circ rather than ^o, e.g., instead of 
March 26th, 2010, 01:20 PM  #6 
Math Team Joined: Dec 2006 From: Lexington, MA Posts: 3,267 Thanks: 408  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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