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# How many degrees has the hour hand of a clock moved from its position at noon, when the time is 4.24 pm? Choose the correct answer from the given options(A) ${134^ \circ }$(B) ${135^ \circ }$(C) ${132^ \circ }$(D) ${130^ \circ }$

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Hint:As we know that the hour hand of the clock makes ${360^ \circ }$in 12 hours. So, in 1 hour, the hour hand moves ${30^ \circ }$. Now we divide this by 60 minutes and we get the degrees of hour hand made in 1 minute. Then we calculate the minutes at 4.24 pm. Now we multiply the degrees of hour hand made in 1 minute and minutes at 4.24 pm.

According to the question we have to find the degree of hour hand made at 4.24 pm
As we know that in 12 hours a clock made angle = ${360^ \circ }$
Now the angle made by the hour hand of the clock in 1 hour = $\dfrac{{{{360}^ \circ }}}{{12}}$
$= {30^ \circ }$
So, the angle made by the hour hand of the clock in 1 minute= $\dfrac{{30}}{{60}}$
$= {\dfrac{1}{2}^ \circ } = {0.5^ \circ }$
As we know that 1 hour = 60 minutes
Now we calculate the total number of minutes from 12.00 to 4.24 pm we get
$= 4 \times 60 + 24$
$= 240 + 24$
$= 264$
Therefore the total number of minutes=264 minutes
Now we calculate the angle made by clock in 264 minutes we get
$= 264 \times \dfrac{1}{2}$
$= {132^ \circ }$
The angle made by the hour hand of the clock at 4.24 pm is ${132^ \circ }$

So, the correct answer is “Option C”.

Note:For solving these type of questions we have to always remember that the angle made by the hour hand is ${360^ \circ }$. Therefore we divide it by 12 hours, this gives us the angle made by the clock per hour i.e. ${30^ \circ }$.Lastly calculate the total number minutes made by the hour hand for a given time.