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Like Clockwork (Posted on 2004-02-27) Difficulty: 4 of 5
A clock's minute hand has length 4 and its hour hand length 3.

What is the distance between the tips at the moment when it is increasing most rapidly?

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Answer | Comment 13 of 29 |
Ok, after correcting it back to 5.75t, the answer becomes 7. Then t=(180+360n)/5.5=(360+720n)/11, where n=0,1,2,... There is no limit on n (assuming the clock keeps working) since time goes on forever.
  Posted by np_rt on 2004-02-28 01:00:09
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