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Pat's watch gains an extra 10 seconds every 2 hours. Kim's watch loses 5 seconds every 3 hours. If both watches are set to correct time at 8 o'clock in the morning and run without interruption, after 72 hours, what will be the difference in time between Pat's watch and Kim's watch?

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In 72 hours Pat's watch will gain 360 seconds, since in 2 hours it gains 10 seconds, that means in 1 hour 5 seconds and in 72 hours 72*5 seconds, i.e. 360 seconds or 6 mins. Kim's watch loses 5 seconds in 3 hours, in 72 hours it will loose 72/3 * 5 = 24*5 = 120 seconds = 2 mins. Total difference 6 - (-2, it lost 2 mins ) = 6 + 2 = 8 mins.

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24 Mar 2013, 14:39

This is how I solved this..

10s/2h, 72/2 -> 36 (and then the /h value x10) -> 36x10 = 360. Go on with /6 -> 6min 5s/3h, 72/3 -> 24 (and then the /h value x5) -> 36x5 = 120. Go on with /6 -> 2 (sine it's a loss it's -2)

-2 to 6 = 8, hence E (I did not get it right first since I personally missed the "loss")
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This question is using a kind of Relative velocity fundamental, but is put forward in a different manner. Opposite speeds do add up in relative calculations.
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Pat's watch gains an extra 10 seconds every 2 hours. Kim's watch loses 5 seconds every 3 hours. If both watches are set to correct time at 8 o'clock in the morning and run without interruption, after 72 hours, what will be the difference in time between Pat's watch and Kim's watch?

(A) 4 min

(B) 6 min

(C) 6 min 40 sec

(D) 7 min 30 sec

(E) 8 min

In 72 hours Pat's watch will gain an extra 72/2*10 = 360 seconds.

In 72 hours Kim's watch will lose 72/3*5 = 120 seconds.

Hence the difference will be 360 + 120 = 480 seconds or 8 minutes.

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Pat's watch gains an extra 10 seconds every 2 hours. Kim's watch loses 5 seconds every 3 hours. If both watches are set to correct time at 8 o'clock in the morning and run without interruption, after 72 hours, what will be the difference in time between Pat's watch and Kim's watch?

(A) 4 min

(B) 6 min

(C) 6 min 40 sec

(D) 7 min 30 sec

(E) 8 min

watch P gains 5 sph watch K loses 5/3 sph 5+5/3=20/3 sph 72 h*20/3 sph=480 s 480 s/60 spm=8 min

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megafan wrote:

Pat's watch gains an extra 10 seconds every 2 hours. Kim's watch loses 5 seconds every 3 hours. If both watches are set to correct time at 8 o'clock in the morning and run without interruption, after 72 hours, what will be the difference in time between Pat's watch and Kim's watch?

(A) 4 min

(B) 6 min

(C) 6 min 40 sec

(D) 7 min 30 sec

(E) 8 min

In every 6 hours, Pat GAINS (10 + 10 +10) = 30 seconds

In every 6 hours, Kim LOSES (5 + 5) = 10 seconds or "GAINS" (-10) seconds

In every 6 hours, the time difference ==> 30 - (-10) = 40 seconds

In 72 hours, time difference ==> 72hrs/6hrs * 40 seconds = 480 seconds or 8 minutes

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