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Gerry goes to sleep at 11 pm each night. But he doesn't sleep very well, so he awakens at a random time between 1:00 am and 3:59 am, with each minute equally likely (including 1:00 and 3:59). He then reads the hour and minute shown on his clock as a three digit number, so 2:56 am would be 256. What is the probability that that number will be divisible by 7?

 May 27, 2019
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There are 8 numbers between 100-159 divisible by 7

9 between 200-259, and again

9 between 300-359

 

So 26/180 = 13/90

 May 27, 2019
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There are 60 minutes in an hour, not 100.   So you need to exclude numbers between 160 and 199, and those between 260 and 299, from being counted.  They will not ever show up on the clock.

 May 27, 2019
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Rom's answer is correct.....he did not include numbers   60-99 in his calulations.....

ElectricPavlov  May 27, 2019

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