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At exactly what time past 7:00 will the minute and hour [#permalink]
11 Jul 2003, 18:41

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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

AkamaiBrah Former Senior Instructor, Manhattan GMAT and VeritasPrep Vice President, Midtown NYC Investment Bank, Structured Finance IT MFE, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, Class of 2005 MBA, Anderson School of Management, UCLA, Class of 1993

Re: At exactly what time past 7:00 will the minute and hour [#permalink]
11 Jul 2003, 21:06

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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Re: At exactly what time past 7:00 will the minute and hour [#permalink]
11 Jul 2003, 23:04

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.

Re: At exactly what time past 7:00 will the minute and hour [#permalink]
12 Jul 2003, 07:49

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, 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 minute 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.

(\frac{1}{2}x + 210) - 6x = 90 Solve: x=240/11

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