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Analog Clock and Minute Marks Puzzle

  1. Dec 1, 2009 #1
    The minute hand of a 12 hour analog clock is situated precisely on a minute mark, while the hour hand is situated exactly 2 minute marks behind the minute hand.

    What time is it?

    Note: For purposes of the problem, each hour mark is deemed as a valid minute mark.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 1, 2009 #2
    4:24
    :smile:
     
  4. Dec 1, 2009 #3
    Well, just rambling here. Each minute mark is 7.5 degrees. So there will be 15 degrees between the two hands. And in conclusion, it will be 4:24
     
  5. Dec 1, 2009 #4
    Ah beat me to it
     
  6. Dec 1, 2009 #5
    For the record, how did you do it?
     
  7. Dec 2, 2009 #6
    i dont get it, why 4.24 could it not be other numbers?
     
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