# clock problem

## Example 01 | Clock-related problem

**Problem**

What time between 2 and 3 o’clock will the angle between the hands of the clock be bisected by the line connecting the center of the clock and the 3 o’clock mark?

A. 2:18:27.6

B. 2:16:00.0

C. 2:17:56.3

D. 2:19:03.1

## Clock-related Problems

There are 12 dial units in the clock. Every time the minute hand completes 12 dials, the hour hand moves 1 dial. Thus, if the minute hand moves by *x* the hour hand moves by *x*/12.

Key equations:

$x$ = distance traveled by the minute hand (in minutes)

$\dfrac{x}{12}$ = distance traveled by the hour hand (in minutes)

## Verbal Problems in Algebra

The following is an attempt to classify the verbal problems.

**Number-related problems**

Number-related problems are considered as the most basic type of verbal problems. It is taken as the base point of analysis for more complex type of problems.