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- anonymous

my watch showed the correct time at 12 noon, but then the battery started to run down untill it eventually stopped completely. between 12 noon and when it stopped, it lost 20 minutes per hour on average.it now shows 6 pm but it stopped 4 hours ago. what is the correct time now? a.1am b.2am c.12am d.11am

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- amistre64

its 903pm in florida ;)

- anonymous

i know that its 9 03pm there coz i m from there too

- anonymous

but i need answer for the above question can anyone help me plz?

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- amistre64

my watch showed the correct time at 12 noon, but then the battery started to run down untill it eventually stopped completely.
between 12 noon and when it stopped, it lost 20 minutes per hour on average.
it now shows 6 pm but it stopped 4 hours ago.
12 + (1 -1/3) + (1 -1/3) + (1 -1/3+...
12 + 6 hours is 18 hours total
12 + (1 -1/3)x = 18

- amistre64

x - (1/3)x = 6
(2/3)x = 6
x = 9
it would take 9 hours for it to reach 6 o'clock

- amistre64

12 + 9 + 4 = 15 hours that have passed since noon

- anonymous

the correct answeer is option no a .1 am

- anonymous

but couldnt solve ..

- amistre64

yeah, 1 am.
12 + 9 = 9pm + 4 hours = 1am

- amistre64

do you see how I did it?

- anonymous

how 1/3 cam there.

- amistre64

20 minutes is 1/3 of an hour right?

- anonymous

ye

- amistre64

12 + 1 would be a normal hour correct? but it loses 1/3 hour each time.
12 + (1 -1/3) is how the watch runs...

- amistre64

it ran like that till it hit 6 oclock; which is 18 hours in total for the day right?

- amistre64

12 + (1 -1/3)(x hours) = 18
(1 -1/3)(x hours) = 18-12 = 6
(2/3)(x hours) = 6 hours
x = 6(3)/2 = 18/2 = 9
9 hours it ran slow then died.
12 + 9 = 9pm + 4hours = 1am

- anonymous

oh i got direclty howz that like.......its 3 hrs lost and it is added to 6pm and it becomes 9pm and it stoppped 4 hrs ago so we can add 9pm+4hrs=1 am.....thanks buddy
am i right??

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