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QUESTION

What is the degree of the angle at 6 o'clock?

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Hint: We need to have basic observation of hand and minute hand on a standard 12 hour clock and by considering the property of the circle i.e.., 360 degrees around a circle.

Complete step-by-step answer:


Considering a standard 12 hour clock. As we know there are 360 degrees around a clock.
Since, there are 12 hours on the clock, each hour mark is\[\dfrac{{360}}{{12}} = {30^0}\].
Therefore, when we calculate where the hour hand will be at 6 O'clock it is $(6)({30^0}) = {180^0}$
Hence, when time is 6 O'clock, angle is ${180^0}$. So it is a straight angle.

Note: There are 360 degrees around a circle. At 6 o’clock the minute hand points to 12 and the hour hand to 6. There is 180 degrees between them and hence it is a straight angle.