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At exactly what time past 7:00 will the minute and hour hands of an accurate working clock be precisely perpendicular to each other for the first time?

(A) 20 13/21 minutes past 7:00 (B) 20 13/17 minutes past 7:00 (C) 21 3/23 minutes past 7:00 (D) 21 9/11 minutes past 7:00 (E) 22 4/9 minutes past 7:00

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11 Jul 2003, 22:06

Sorry. Guessing not allowed. Show me how you solved it.

(It is NOT that hard if you take the right approach).

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12 Jul 2003, 00:04

210 + M/12 - M = 90

Let M be the degrees covered by minute hand from zero. (7:00 pm is the reference point)
initially difference is 210 deg. Hour hand will move at the rate of M/12, so after M minutes hour hand will be at 210+M/12 and minute hand will be at M. The difference should be 90. Find M and divide by 6, which will give you the minutes.

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12 Jul 2003, 08:49

The answer is D. Evensflow did it the fastest although all of the solutions were fine. The key is computing the rate of each hand and solving for when they are 90 deg apart.

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At 7:00, hour hand must be at 210 degree from 12 (clock wise). Minute hand of the clock moves with 6 degree per minute speed and hour hand moves at 1/2 degree per minute. Therefore in x min hour hand will travel (1/2)*x degree further 210 degree from initial position; meanwhile minute hand must cover 6x degrees. Difference between minute and hour hand is required 90 degree. Formed following equation and solved for x.

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At exactly what time past 7:00 will the minute and hour [#permalink]

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12 May 2015, 14:02

Anotehr way to solve this problem is to use the formula that we have for the angle of the clock needels.

\(angle of clock needels =\frac{(60H + 11M)}{2}\) where H is the hour and the M is the minutes. We can imply that the H= 7 because the strating point is 7:00 any way and just need to find the M in the equation with making teh equation equal to 90 since that is what is being asked. Do the math and you will see that \(M=21\frac{9}{11}\)

So not bad to learn the formula at beggiging I was struguling with teh question and trying to go figure out some other stuff, but than I remmeberd on this formula and applied it.

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PiyushK wrote:

At 7:00, minute hand must be at 210 degree from 12 (clock wise). Minute hand of the clock moves with 6 degree per minute speed and hour hand moves at 1/2 degree per minute. Therefore in x min hour hand will travel (1/2)*x degree further 210 degree from initial position; meanwhile minute hand must cover 6x degrees. Difference between minute and hour hand is required 90 degree. Formed following equation and solved for x.

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19 Sep 2015, 18:34

I solved this problem in this way:

We know that: hour indicator moves 5 minutes every 60 minutes -->1/12 to minute indicator moves 1 minute every minute-->1/1 And that to be parallel they need to be 15 minutes awa from each other....then because the hour time is at 7hrs=35min and at 0 for minutes.

(35+t/12) reflects the position after t minutes of the hour indicator. t reflect the position of the minutes indcator after t minutes.

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30 Jan 2016, 08:14

AkamaiBrah wrote:

At exactly what time past 7:00 will the minute and hour hands of an accurate working clock be precisely perpendicular to each other for the first time?

(A) 20 13/21 minutes past 7:00 (B) 20 13/17 minutes past 7:00 (C) 21 3/23 minutes past 7:00 (D) 21 9/11 minutes past 7:00 (E) 22 4/9 minutes past 7:00

5.5 is the angle between minute n hour, this is what I was taught...so shouldn't it be solve by dividing 90 with 5.5?

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baharemustafa wrote:

AkamaiBrah wrote:

At exactly what time past 7:00 will the minute and hour hands of an accurate working clock be precisely perpendicular to each other for the first time?

(A) 20 13/21 minutes past 7:00 (B) 20 13/17 minutes past 7:00 (C) 21 3/23 minutes past 7:00 (D) 21 9/11 minutes past 7:00 (E) 22 4/9 minutes past 7:00

5.5 is the angle between minute n hour, this is what I was taught...so shouldn't it be solve by dividing 90 with 5.5?

That would have been the case if your initial difference between the hour and the minute hand was = 0 degrees or in other words, both minute and hour hands were at the same location. But as per the question, you are asked for time AFTER 7:00. At 7:00, the angle between the hour and the minute hand is 210 degrees. you need to take this into account as well.

So in order for the difference to decrease to 90 degrees, the minute hand must eat away this difference of 210-90 = 120 degree at the rate of 5.5 degrees per minute ---> 120/5.5 = 21 9/11 minutes.

Thus, D is the correct answer.

Hope this helps.

P.S.: If what you are saying was correct, then you should have calculated 16 4/11 minutes and this is not present in the given options. This should have told you that you are making a mistake somewhere. _________________

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30 Jan 2016, 10:55

Engr2012 wrote:

baharemustafa wrote:

AkamaiBrah wrote:

At exactly what time past 7:00 will the minute and hour hands of an accurate working clock be precisely perpendicular to each other for the first time?

(A) 20 13/21 minutes past 7:00 (B) 20 13/17 minutes past 7:00 (C) 21 3/23 minutes past 7:00 (D) 21 9/11 minutes past 7:00 (E) 22 4/9 minutes past 7:00

5.5 is the angle between minute n hour, this is what I was taught...so shouldn't it be solve by dividing 90 with 5.5?

That would have been the case if your initial difference between the hour and the minute hand was = 0 degrees or in other words, both minute and hour hands were at the same location. But as per the question, you are asked for time AFTER 7:00. At 7:00, the angle between the hour and the minute hand is 210 degrees. you need to take this into account as well.

So in order for the difference to decrease to 90 degrees, the minute hand must eat away this difference of 210-90 = 120 degree at the rate of 5.5 degrees per minute ---> 120/5.5 = 21 9/11 minutes.

Thus, D is the correct answer.

Hope this helps.

P.S.: If what you are saying was correct, then you should have calculated 16 4/11 minutes and this is not present in the given options. This should have told you that you are making a mistake somewhere.

thanks mate.....yeah this is the reason why I had asked....

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