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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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re(2): why calculus | Comment 19 of 29 |
(In reply to re: why calculus by joe)

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

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