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Stage: 3 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2
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What is the obtuse angle between the hands of a clock at 6 minutes past 8 o'clock?

 

If you liked this problem, here is an NRICH task which challenges you to use similar mathematical ideas.

 

 

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.