# Thinking outside the clox

1. Feb 1, 2008

### DaveC426913

There's nothing wrong with this clock. So what's wrong with this clock?

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2. Feb 1, 2008

### Jimmy Snyder

The hour hand points to the halfway point between 1 and 2, but the minute hand does not point to the half hour mark.

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3. Feb 1, 2008

It's 11:30?

4. Feb 1, 2008

### DaveC426913

jimmy: I stated that there is nothing wrong with the clock. So, you're observant but you didnt follow it through.

KJH is correct.

The clock is working perfectly, it's just tilted.

5. Feb 1, 2008

### DaveC426913

I made this puzzle up today. I think if I can polish it a little, it might be more challenging.

Maybe a more complex clock to create some red herrings?
Word the teaser a little more subtlely?

6. Feb 5, 2008

### Dragonfall

I can't see the picture. "no permission"

7. Feb 5, 2008

### DaveC426913

Neither can I - and it's my picture...

8. Feb 5, 2008

### Jimmy Snyder

It's not bad the way it is. By the way, you will be able to see the image if you log out.

9. Feb 5, 2008

### davee123

You could always add another factor that's totally unexpected, such as viewing it in a mirror. In which case it's not 11:30, but instead 12:30. But that's being pretty underhanded...

DaveE

10. Feb 5, 2008

### DaveC426913

Nope.

11. Feb 10, 2008

### prof tipesh

Where did you get that "clock"?

The clock is a semi-metric clock, it has 100 (or 50) minutes to the hour, but still 12 hours to the day. A fully metric clock would have 10 hours per day.

Very strange. It must not be used to count time, yet has two hands.

OK, I'll pose one.

Why is Clockwise clockwise and not the other way round? (To Prof Tipesh, the other way round would be that clockwise is Clockwise!)