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# what time?

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My watch loses 12 minutes every hour. I set my watch this morning at 9a.m. now reads 2:00p.m. what is the correct time? Explain your answer.

Sep 18, 2015
edited by Guest  Sep 18, 2015
edited by Guest  Sep 18, 2015

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Well, you'd just have to add 12 * (#number of hours passed) to find how many minutes your clock is behind at 2:00pm

Then find the amount of hours passed and add that to it

Since 5 hours have passed, and 12*5 = 60 mins, add one hour to 2:00 and...The correct time is 3:00pm!

Sep 18, 2015
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If your watch loses 12 minutes every hour, and you look at it and it says 2:00pm, then it can only mean that your watch is 12 minutes too slow. So the actual time should be 2:00 + 12 minutes=2:12pm.

Sep 18, 2015
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Ninja I think you not have the right answer here.

The watch loose 12 minutes every hour so that is 20% loss. This mean the watch show 80% of real time. When the watch show 2:00 that is 5 hours past the 9:00 and that is 300 minutes. Divide the 300 minutes by 0.80 and that is 375 minutes. Divide the 375 minutes by 60 and that is 6.25. Adding 6.25 hours to 9:00 give 3:15.

The correct time is 3:15

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Guest anon you are dumber than a box of rocks

Sep 18, 2015
edited by Dragonlance  Sep 18, 2015
edited by Dragonlance  Sep 18, 2015