No man, Youngphysicst made an inaccurate statement about the links being in post 15 -- seemed to confuse the seconds and minutes hands. Did you look at them? I quoted one in particular in my response for a reason.Hi StoneTemplePython:
Ah, another wrong assumption on my part. Since there was no specification about the hands moving abruptly second by second, rather than continuously, I assumed continuously.
I wonder if clocks moving discontinuously second by second were more common when the mathematician created this problem then analogue clocks are today. I confess I vaguely remember that when I was in elementary school in the 1940s, the classrooms had a clock something like that. I don't remember whether it moved incrementally second by second, or minute by minute.
I apologize for my denseness, but the quote above makes no sense to me in the context of the puzzle statement. Are you describing the puzzle clock as having three hands: hour, minute, second? If time is read by something other than the hour and minute hands, and "The minutes and hours hands don't move at all," then how is time read?
It seemed obvious to me that the minutes and hours hands in this problem must move yet they don't in the link from Youngphysicst -- another red flag. I was trying to clear up post 15, that's really all.
(I'll edit my post to make this extra clear)