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# A show of hands

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A clock is observed.

The hour hand is exactly at a minute mark, and the minute hand is six minutes ahead of it.

Later, the clock is observed again.

This time, the hour hand is exactly on a different minute mark, and the minute hand is seven minutes ahead of it.

How much time elapsed between the first and second observations?

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the first position was 1:12 and the 2nd position was 3:24

and the difference between them is 2hours and 12 Min.
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Actually

the second time the minute hand was 7 minutes BEHIND the hour hand

first position   1:12

second position  8:36

elapsed time 7:24 [assuming it was in the same 12 hour period]

Edited by dgreening
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Actually

the second time the minute hand was 7 minutes BEHIND the hour hand

first position   1:12

second position  8:36

elapsed time 7:24 [assuming it was in the same 12 hour period]

I guess it helps if you read the OP correctly! DUH

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