A clock loses 10 minutes each hour.

If the clock is set correctly at noon,what time is it when it reads 3 PM ?

thank you!

pinklemonade Sep 19, 2019

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Every minute.....the correct tme is (6/5) of a minute ahead of our clock

To see this......50 minutes after noon by our clock = 12:50PM.....but.....the correct tme is (50) * (6/5) = 10 * 6 = 60 minutes after noon =1 PM

And 100 minutes after noon by our clock = 1:40PM but the correct time is 100 * (6/5) = 120 min after noon = 2PM

So when our clock shows 3PM (180 minutes after noon)....the correct time is actually 180 (6/5) =

36 * 6 = 216 minutes after noon = 3 hrs 36 min after noon = 3:36 PM

CPhill Sep 19, 2019