Posted by **kayla** on Monday, December 8, 2008 at 5:00pm.

the minute hand of a clock is 6 inches long. how far does the tip of the minute hand move in 15 minutes?

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**Reiny**, Monday, December 8, 2008 at 5:04pm
what is the circumference of a circle with radius of 6 in?

What fraction of a circle does the minute hand move in 15 minutes?

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**kayla**, Monday, December 8, 2008 at 6:24pm
i dont get it?

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, December 8, 2008 at 6:31pm
What part don't you get?

Do you know how to find the circumference of a circle?

Do you know how to find the fraction represented by 15 minutes?

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**qismr lmudbin**, Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 3:20am
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**Molly**, Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 10:17am
The hand moves 90 degrees just like a short or longer one would.

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**Idk**, Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 5:05am
15 mins means 90 degree.

This step is difficult for ones who are new or beginners kinda! =

If you draw the shape it becomes a sector. And to find the distance the TIP has travelled, you would have to use the ARC LENGTH FORMULA, which is

Arc length= Degree travelled➗360 ✖️2(pi) ✖️r

Use this formula and find the solution! Steps are as following:

Degree travelled is 90 degree

Pi is 22➗7

r is the radius or the length which is 6 inches

Now multiply pi with 2 then multiply it by radius which is six. Then multiply it by 90 and divide the final answer by 360. The answer you get is the distance travelled by the TIP.

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