Clock Losing TimeDate: 9/9/96 at 22:3:13 From: Anonymous Subject: Clock Losing Time A clock shows the correct time on May 1 at 1:00 P.M. The clock loses 20 minutes a day. What will be the next date when this clock shows the correct time? Date: 9/11/96 at 12:16:5 From: Doctor Ana Subject: Re: Clock Losing Time If it is an old-fashioned clock that doesn't tell you whether it's a.m. or p.m., then all that has to happen is for the clock to show 1:00 again. It won't happen before then because time is moving forward faster than the clock is. If it loses 20 minutes per day then it will take 36 days to make up the 12 hours. If, on the other hand, this is a digital clock, we need to make up 24 hours and it will take 72 days to do that. -Doctor Ana, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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