Practice word problems that involve thinking about angles as part of a circle.
Problem 1: Caterpillar
A caterpillar stands on her head.
How many degrees does the caterpillar need to turn to be upright?
Problem 2: Oven
If Arianna turns the stove dial
to the right, what setting will the dial be on?
Problem 3: Directions
blocks south. Then she turns right (clockwise) and walks block.
What direction does Melissa end up facing?
Problem 4: Pizza
A pizza is cut into
turns does it take to make slice of pizza?
Challenge problem: Clock
How many degrees does the hour hand on a clock turn between
AM to AM?
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- The clock one was the hardest. Does anyone agree?(158 votes)
- Probably should have used a different term than "turns".(58 votes)
- The clock one was the hardest out of all(33 votes)
- It would seem as though for each one we take the number of times (it occurs) / the number of objects there are.
In the clock problem (between 7 o'clock and 10 o'clock, there is 3 hours) we know that a clock has 12 hours which can be written as 3/12 -> 1/4. 360 / 4 = 90(12 votes)
- The clock problem is the one I found easiest except for the worm problem. Is this just me or...?(12 votes)
- This doesn't make any sense whatsoever. It has to make at least one full turn to get to another hour. Plus another 30 degrees to get to the next hour! How is 90 degrees possible? I went through a ton of trying to solve this problem. How is 90 degrees even the answer?(17 votes)
- For me the pizza one was hardest because I can't understand that. Anyone agrees?(17 votes)
- the pizza one make it all easy. ,, half is 180 ,, thirds of 180 is 60 if u think 12 hours on a clock 6 is 180. Means every 2 hours is 60° = every hour is +30° , thanks guys. Its awesome(12 votes)