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The hands of a clock (Posted on 2002-05-23) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Anne and Mike have an argument about the hands of the clock:

Anne: "The minute hand takes one hour to make a complete circle. Therefore, it will pass the hour hand once every hour!"

Mike: "But by the time the minute hand has made a full circle, the hour hand will have moved 1/12th of the circle ahead. And by the time the minute hand gets to that spot, the hour hand will have moved forward yet again. This will continue indefinitely, so it is obvious that contrary to what it may seem like, the minute hand will never pass the hour hand."

In reality, how often does the minute hand pass the hour hand?

See The Solution Submitted by levik    
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  Subject Author Date
SolutionPuzzle Solution: Method IIK Sengupta2008-05-19 05:48:10
SolutionPuzzle Solution: Method IK Sengupta2008-05-19 05:47:04
AnswerK Sengupta2008-03-15 04:01:57
8th Grade ISATTim Campbell2005-12-27 04:48:58
SolutionNo SubjectSteven Lu2004-12-06 01:29:04
SolutionAchilles and the Tortoise !!!!!!!!!Penny2003-12-17 02:58:17
re: solutionPopstar Dave2003-09-08 09:42:35
solutionFatBoy2003-09-03 10:19:19
And in more detail...Jim C2003-06-05 09:33:32
Solutionquite easy really....Matthew Bobbins2002-12-15 10:18:18
Hmm...Gautam Joshi2002-12-04 01:14:34
re: my solutionHope2002-08-18 17:00:17
my solutionshaun2002-06-12 02:39:26
SolutionSimple counting.TomM2002-05-23 13:29:24
SolutionEnder2002-05-23 04:27:41
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