tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post1947863335457042787..comments2024-02-11T22:40:20.959-05:00Comments on Question of the day: You Lost Your Watch?Anonymoushttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.comBlogger6125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-49467311856787548412011-08-13T16:17:44.233-04:002011-08-13T16:17:44.233-04:00couldn't it also in be 7:37 ? you can be betwe...couldn't it also in be 7:37 ? you can be between the numbers on both sides as the lay on the clock circular face?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-3087576552671171782009-05-23T11:31:09.668-04:002009-05-23T11:31:09.668-04:00I was thinking it would be more like at 1:07, no?
...I was thinking it would be more like at 1:07, no?<br /><br />See, if you look at a clock, and if the big hand is midway between the 1 and the two, and the small one is right there as well, that would indicate 1:07.<br /><br />Unless that's a trick question.<br /><br />Then that's not cool.<br /><br />Haha, just kidding.Jessica Samanthahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09644554154995187140noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-20251135526131228052007-09-10T22:47:00.000-04:002007-09-10T22:47:00.000-04:00i was thinking what abe was thinking, except i did...i was thinking what abe was thinking, except i didn't actually do the calculations.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-59389740443375802952007-09-07T08:49:00.000-04:002007-09-07T08:49:00.000-04:00Wow, Abe. You would think that would be easier to...Wow, Abe. You would think that would be easier to do. I was looking for the hands lying between the 1 and 2 at 12 noon.<BR/><BR/>See todays post for an explanation on why the answers haven't been verified. Being blocked at work has been a real pain in the behind for me, and I apologize for any stress I caused on your end.Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18153935609499338685noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-51121198134374462272007-09-06T11:59:00.000-04:002007-09-06T11:59:00.000-04:00I agreed with both of your previous answers, anon....I agreed with both of your previous answers, anon. this one was cute, too.<BR/><BR/>The way I would have done it is to set up an equation to determine at exactly what time the hour and minute hands would pass each other. The fraction of the minutes divided by 60 has to be same fraction that the hour hand is between 1 and 2. Below, x represents the number of minutes, so 1 + the fraction of minutes in that hour equals the number of minutes divided by 5 (to account that the minute hand sees each hash as 5 and the hour hand sees it as 1).<BR/><BR/>1 + x / 60 = x / 5<BR/><BR/>x = 5.45454545<BR/><BR/>so, the time is 1:05 and 27.2727 seconds exactly.Abehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04424868492071587450noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15628310.post-52866583468183657572007-09-06T11:37:00.000-04:002007-09-06T11:37:00.000-04:00It could be 12 noon, which would put the two hands...It could be 12 noon, which would put the two hands on top of each other in between a 1 and a 2 (12).<BR/><BR/>Did I get the previous two days correct? Nobody else answeredAnonymousnoreply@blogger.com