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Tale of two clocks

Best Answer Caliban27, 14 December 2012 - 12:01 AM

Spoiler for Arthur


Spoiler for Robert

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#1 bonanova



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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

Two friends, whom we will call Arthur and Robert,

were curators at the Museum of American History.

Both were born in the month of May, one in 1932

and the other a year later.


Each was in charge of a beautiful antique clock.

Both of the clocks worked pretty well, considering

their ages, but one of them lost ten seconds an

hour and the other gained ten seconds an hour.

On one bright day in January, the two friends set

both clocks right at exactly 12 noon.


"You realize," said Arthur, "that the clocks will start

drifting apart, and they won't be together again until,

let's see, why, on the very day you will be 47 years

old. Am I right?" Robert then made a short calculation.

"That's right!" he said.

Who is older, Arthur or Robert?

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Vidi vici veni.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:22 PM

Spoiler for Arthur

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:01 AM   Best Answer

Spoiler for Arthur


Spoiler for Robert

Edited by Caliban27, 14 December 2012 - 12:02 AM.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:15 PM

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