# Puzzles Questions

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Q:

How many times in a day, are the hands of a clock in straight line but opposite in direction?

 A) 20 B) 22 C) 24 D) 48

Explanation:

The hands of a clock point in opposite directions (in the same straight line) 11 times in every 12 hours. (Because between 5 and 7 they point in opposite directions at 6 o'clcok only).

So, in a day, the hands point in the opposite directions 22 times.

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Q:

Using the four letters below only, create a seven letter word.

UMNI

MINIMUM

Subject: Word Puzzles

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Q:

A clock is started at noon. By 10 minutes past 5, the hour hand has turned through:

 A) 145 B) 150 C) 155 D) 160

Explanation:

Angle traced by hour hand in 12 hrs = 360º.

Angle traced by hour hand in 5 hrs 10 min.  i.e., 31/6 hrs ${\left(\frac{360}{12}*\frac{31}{6}\right)}^{°}$= 155º

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Q:

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

Explanation:

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

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

Now,  $\frac{34}{5}$min.are gained in 170 hrs.

2 min.are gained in$\left(170*\frac{5}{34}*2\right)$ hrs=50 hrs

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

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Q:

If A is substituted by 4, B by 3, C by 2, D by 4, E by 3, F by 2 and so on, then what will be total of the numerical values of the letters of the word SICK?

 A) 11 B) 12 C) 10 D) 9

Explanation:

Total value = 4 + 2 + 2 + 3 = 11.

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Q:

Logical puzzle

There are three boxes in a table. One of the box contains Gold and the other two are empty. A printed message contains in each box. One of the message is true and the other two are lies. The first box says 'The Gold is not here'. The Second box says 'The Gold is not here'. The Third box says 'The Gold is in the Second box'. Which box has the Gold?

As the message contains one truth, the third says that the gold is in the second box, if it is to be true, then the first box message will also become true. So Gold cannot be in second and third boxes. Gold is in the first box.

Subject: Logic Puzzles

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Puzzle : Clock

Divide the clock's face into three equal parts exactly with two lines. Therefore the sum of the numbers in the three equal parts should be same

26 + 26 + 26 = 78

Subject: Math Puzzles

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Q:

At 3.40, the hour hand and the minute hand of a clock form an angle of:

 A) 120 degrees B) 125 degrees C) 130 degrees D) 135 degrees

Explanation:

Angle traced by hour hand in 12 hrs. = 360º.

Angle traced by it in  11/3 hrs=  ${\left(\frac{360}{12}*\frac{11}{3}\right)}^{°}$=${110}^{°}$

Angle traced by minute hand in 60 min. = 360º.

Angle traced by it in 40 min. =(360/60*40)${°}^{}$=240${°}^{}$

Required angle (240 - 110)º = 130º.