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A clock is set right at 8 a.m. The clock gains 10 minutes in 24 hours will be the true time when the clock indicates 1 p.m. on the following day?

A) 48 min. past 12. B) 46 min. past 12.
C) 45 min. past 12. D) 47 min. past 12.

Answer:   A) 48 min. past 12.

Explanation:

Time from 8 a.m. on a day to 1 p.m. on the following day = 29 hours.

24 hours 10 min. of this clock = 24 hours of the correct clock.

 hrs of this clock = 24 hours of the correct clock.

29 hours of this clock =  hrs of the correct clock

= 28 hrs 48 min of the correct clock.

Therefore, the correct time is 28 hrs 48 min. after 8 a.m.

This is 48 min. past 12.

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At 6′o clock a clock ticks 6 times. The time between first and last ticks is 30 seconds. How long does it tick at 12′o clock ?

A) 66 sec B) 55 sec
C) 36 sec D) 24 sec
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 66 sec

Explanation:

For ticking 6 times, there are 5 intervals.

Each interval has time duration of 30/5 = 6 secs

At 12 o'clock, there are 11 intervals,
so total time for 11 intervals = 11 x 6 = 66 secs.

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At what time between 3 and 4 o’clock will the minute hand and the hour hand are on the same straight line but facing opposite directions ?

A) 3:15 2/8 B) 3:49
C) 3:49 1/11 D) 3:51
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 3:49 1/11

Explanation:

On straight line means 180 degree angle.
180 = 11/2 min – 30 hrs
180 = 11/2 m – 30 × 3
180 = 11/2 m – 90
(180 + 90) 2 = 11 m
m = 540/11 = 49 1/11 minutes.

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

A) 12 p.m. on Wednesday B) 2 p.m. on Thursday
C) 3 p.m. on Thursday D) 2 p.m. on Wednesday
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 2 p.m. on Thursday

Explanation:

Time from 12 p.m. on Tuesday to 2 p.m. on the following Tuesday = 7 days 2 hours.
= 170 hours.
The watch gains = (2 + 4 x 4/5) min
= 34/5 min. in 170 hrs.
Now, 34/5 min are gained in 170 hrs.
Then, 2 min are gained in (170 x 5/34 x 2) hrs.
Watch is correct after 2 days 2 hrs after 12 p.m. on Tuesday, i.e., it will be correct at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

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At what time, in minutes, between 3 o'clock and 4 o'clock, both the needles will coincide each other?

 

A) Option A B) Option B
C) Option C D) Option D
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Option C

Explanation:

At 3 o'clock, the minute hand is 15 min. spaces apart from the hour hand.

To be coincident, it must gain 15 min. spaces.

55 min. are gained in 60 min.

Then 15 min spaces are gained in  =  min.

 The hands are coincident at   min. past 3 o'clock.

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An accurate clock shows 7 o'clock in the morning. Through how may degrees will the hour hand rotate when the clock shows 3 o'clock in the afternoon?

A) 144º B) 168º
C) 180º D) 150º
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 180º

Explanation:

Angle traced by the hour hand in 6 hours = = .

 
 
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