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sarah2000
sarah2000 asks:
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Through how many degrees does the minute hand of a clock turn?

In Topics: Helping my child with math
> 60 days ago

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cowetatransplant
cowetatrans... writes:
Since a clock is a circle, to go all the way around would be 360 degrees.  To figure out how many degrees it moves each minute, we need to divide the number of degrees in a full circle, 360, by the number of minutes to go that same distance.  There are 60 minutes in an hour, so we divide 360 degrees (degrees in a circle) by 60 minutes (to go once around the circle).  That leaves us with 6 degrees/minute must be traveled to make it all the way around a clock in 60 minutes.
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