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anonymous
 4 years ago
An easy problem for MrBank,
A man, who went out between five and six o'clock an returned between six and seven o'clock, found that the hands of the watch had exchanged places. when did he go out?
anonymous
 4 years ago
An easy problem for MrBank, A man, who went out between five and six o'clock an returned between six and seven o'clock, found that the hands of the watch had exchanged places. when did he go out?

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Post solution, not answer :)

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The hour hand must move to where the minute hand was at an hour ago and vice versa. We know the hour already, 5:00. Let m = the minute after 5:00 \[5h+m=5(h+1)+(60m)\] \[5(5)+m=5(6)+(60m)\] \[2m=65\] \[m=32.5\] So he left at 5:32:30 and came back at 6:27:30

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Nope that'snot the right answer, it's not 30 seconds.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The angle between the clock faces can be calculated as \[\left 30h+m/26m \right\] Plugging in 5 for h, 32.5 for m for the 5:00 hr and 6 for h and 27.5 for m for 6:00 shows the angle between the clock hands being equal...

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Wouldn't the angle between hands have to be equal if the hands exchanged places?

dumbcow
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Another way to solve this is to look at ratios...the hour hand will go from 5 to 6 in the same time it takes minute hand to go round the clock, they also move proportionally. we know he went out sometime between 5:30 5:35 and returned between 6:256:30 Let x,y be in minutes where: 30<x<35 and 25<y<30 (x30)/5 will give you the percentage of how far x is in the interval 3035. Now if we assume x is the hour hand, then to find where the minute hand is we just multiply by 60. Example: If x=32.5, hour hand is right in middle, then minute hand must be at 30. Set up 2 equations: y = (x30)/5 *60 > y=12(x30) x = (y25)/5*60 > x = 12(y25) Solving this system: x = 32.3 or 32 min 18 sec y = 27.7 or 27 min 42 sec He left at 5:32:18 and returned at 6:27:42
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