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And the clock goes round. (Posted on 2005-10-17) Difficulty: 3 of 5
When the Swiss didn't have so much experience yet with making clocks, a painful mistake was made with a church clock. The clock was officially put into use when it showed 6 o'clock. But soon it was noticed that the hour hand and minute hand had been interchanged and attached to the wrong axes. The result was that the hour hand moved with a speed twelve times higher than the minute hand. When the clock maker arrived, a remarkable thing happened: on the moment he inspected the clock, it showed exactly the right time again.

If the clock started at 6 o'clock in the correct position, then what was the first moment that it showed the correct time again?
And are there any other moments the clock will show the correct time?

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