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A watch which gains uniformly is 2 minutes low at noon on Monday and is 4 min. 48 sec fast at 2 p.m. on the following Monday. When was it correct?

A) 2 p.m. on Tuesday B) 2 p.m. on Wednesday
C) 3 p.m. on Thursday D) 1 p.m. on Friday

Answer:   B) 2 p.m. on Wednesday

Explanation:

 

Time from 12 p.m. on Monday to 2 p.m. on the following Monday = 7 days 2 hours = 170 hours.

{\color{Black} \therefore } The Watch gains {\color{Black} \left ( 2+4\frac{4}{5} \right ) } min.  or {\color{Black} \frac{34}{5} }  min.in 170 hrs.

Now,  min.are gained in 170 hrs.

{\color{Black}\therefore }  2 min.are gained in{\color{Black}\left ( 170\times \frac{5}{34}\times 2 \right ) } hrs=50 hrs

{\color{Black} \therefore } Watch is correct 2 days 2 hrs. after 12 p.m. on Monday i.e., it will be correct at 2 p.m. on Wednesday

Subject: Clock puzzles
Q:

If a Siren sounds for every 5 seconds, how many times will it sound in ¾ of an hour?

A) 541 times B) 540 times
C) 450 times D) 275 times
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 541 times

Explanation:

There are 60 minutes in an hour.
In ¾ of an hour there are (60 × ¾) minutes = 45 minutes.
In ¾ of an hour there are (60 × 45) seconds = 2700 seconds.
Siren sounds for every 5 seconds.
In 2700 seconds  = 540 times.

The count start after the first sound, the Siren will sound 541 times in ¾ of an hour.

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Q:

Calculate the angle between the two hands of clock when the clock shows 4 : 20 p.m. ?

A) 5 degrees B) 10 degrees
C) 15 degrees D) 25 degrees
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 10 degrees

Explanation:

Since at 4 : 20 the minute hand will be at 4 and the angle between them will be same as the distance covered in degree by the hour hand in 20 minutes.

Required angle = distance of hour hand = speed × time = × 20 =10 degrees.

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Q:

Answer the following puzzle

Answer

7:05


Explanation: As you move from left to right, the time shown on each watch decreases by 12 minutes, then 24, 36 and 48.

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Q:

Answer the following puzzle

Answer

6:45


Explanation: As you move from left to right, add 1 to the value of each digit on the watch, and rotate the digits one place to the left.

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Subject: Clock puzzles

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Q:

Answer the following puzzle

Answer

To the 6


Explanation:


Starting with the top left clockface and working clockwise around the others, the sum of the numbers pointed to by the 2 hands starts at 3 and increases by 2 each time.

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