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# Four Score and Four Minutes Ago

Four score and four minutes ago, the time was precisely half past four plus forty and four minutes more. Now, in order to score, you must work your way through these fours galore and tell me more:

What is the angle between the hour hand and minute hand of a clock at the present time?

What is the angle between the hour hand and minute hand of a clock at the present time?

### Hint

The time is presently 6:38 .The minute hand moves 6 degrees per minute; the hour hand moves 30 degrees each hour or 0.5 degree per minute.

### Answer

29 degrees.From the "12 O'Clock" position:

in 38 minutes, the minute hand has moved 228 degrees; in 6 hours, 38 min., the hour hand has moved 199 degrees.

228-199 = 29 degrees .

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