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Question from Patric, a student:

How much distance will the minutes hand of length 14mm of a clock cover in moving from 5 to 10?


In 1 hour the tip of the hand will travel around the circumference of a circle of radius 14 mm. What is this distance? What fraction of this distance is the distance the tip travels in the 5 minutes from 5 to 10?


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