C Exercises: Find angle between given hour and minute hands

C Programming Mathematics: Exercise-28 with Solution

Write a C program to find the angle between the hour and minute hands.

Input: int ha = 11
         int ma = 30
Output: Angle between hour and minute hands 165

Sample Solution:

C Code:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <math.h>
  int calcAngle(int ha, int ma) 
        if (ha == 12) 
            ha = 0; 
        if (ma == 60)  
            ma = 0; 
        int hour_angle = (int)(0.5 * (ha*60 + ma)); 
        int minute_angle = (int)(6*ma);   

        int angle = abs(hour_angle - minute_angle); 
        int ang = 360-angle;     
        return (ang > angle) ? angle : ang;
  int main(void)

       int ha = 11;
       printf("\nAngles move by hour hand: %d",ha);
       int ma = 30;
       printf("\nAngles move by minute hand: %d",ma);
	   if (ha <0 || ma < 0 || ha > 12 || ma > 60) 
	      printf("\nWrong input..!"); 
		  printf("\nAngle between hour and minute hands %d",calcAngle(ha, ma)); 	  

Sample Output:

Angles move by hour hand: 11
Angles move by minute hand: 30
Angle between hour and minute hands 165


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void func ( void (*f)(int) );

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would call func, passing the print function to it.

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