Related Rates Clock

Vary the time to illustrate the following related rates problem: the minute hand on a clock is 8 mm long and the hour hand is 4 mm long. How fast is the distance between the tips of the hands changing at one o'clock?


  • [Snapshot]
  • [Snapshot]
  • [Snapshot]


J. Stewart, Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 4th ed., New York: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 1999 p. 249, #36.


    • Share:

Embed Interactive Demonstration New!

Just copy and paste this snippet of JavaScript code into your website or blog to put the live Demonstration on your site. More details »

Files require Wolfram CDF Player or Mathematica.