The Angle Between The Hour and Minute Hand At 2 PM


Question: It’s 2 pm. how many degrees are in the angle between the hour and minute hand?

A clock has a total of 12 divisions of total measure of angle 360º.

Answer: At 2 PM, there is 60 degrees angle between the hour and minute hand.

The angle between any two divisions is 30º.

Explanation:

At 2 pm, Divisions between the hour hand and minute hand is 2.

That means minute hand and hour hand are 10 minutes apart. 

1 hour or 60 minutes are equivalent to 360 degrees.

Therefore, 10 minutes are equivalent to 360/60 = 60 degrees.

Thus, At 2 PM, there is 60 degrees angle between the hour and minute hand.