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?
(In reply to re: why calculus
As I stated if both hands are the same length the length of the unknown segment is 0. If my methods are incorrect how was I able to come up with SQRT(7) = 2.64575? This is the same answer other posts using calculus came up with.
Posted by Dan Porter now posting as Axorion.
Edited on February 29, 2004, 6:16 pm
Edited on February 29, 2004, 6:20 pm
Posted by Axorion
on 2004-02-29 18:14:12