Thursday, April 05, 2012

Six Seconds to Answer

If a clock takes six seconds to strike six times at six o'clock, how many seconds will it take to strike eleven times at eleven o'clock?

9 comments:

  1. It take eleven seconds to strike eleven times at eleven o'clock.

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  2. If a clock takes six seconds to strike six times at six o'clock, that's 6/6 which can be converted to 1/1 then to 11/11 so yeah, 11 seconds :D

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  3. Is it the right answer?

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  4. The timer would naturally start with the first strike, so the chimes are not one second apart.

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  5. It'll take 12 seconds. The 6 stikes are like this: "gong"...then 6 seconds for 5 more. So the 11 will be like this : "gong, then 6 seconds for 5 more and then 6 seconds for 5 additional, 12 seconds in total for 11 gongs.

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  7. 1 and 1/5 second intervals between strikes. Multiplying this by 5 (not 6, since there is a strike at the very start) and you get 6 seconds (at 6 o'clock). Multiply this by 10 (not 11) and you get 12 seconds.

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  8. It should be 11 seconds.

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