# It’s 3 PM. How many degrees are in the angle between the hour and minute hand?

A clock is a device used to measure and indicate time

## Answer: The angle between the hour and minute hand at 3 PM is 90°

A clock subtends an angle of 360° at the center.

**Explanation:**

We know that a clock has 12 hours

12 units represent a complete angle of 360°

Thus, 1 unit represents 360/12 = 30°

Let's look into the below diagram to see 3 PM

We can see that the number of units between the hour hand and the minute hand at 3 PM is 3 units.

Thus, the angle between the hour hand and the minute hand at 3 PM is 3 × 30° = 90°