Terry is inspecting a huge clock. It’s 2:12 and they just finished examining the big hand. They need to check the little hand next, but they want it pointing in exactly the same direction that the big hand is pointing now. How long will they need to wait until the little hand is pointing that direction?
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At 2:12, the big hand is two-fifths of the way between the 2 and the 3. The little hand will be pointing the same direction, two-fifths of an hour after two.
One fifth of an hour is 12 minutes, so the big hand will be pointing in the right direction at 2:24, which is in 12 minutes!
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