# My watch had stopped at 10 o’clock. In two minutes’ time it will be twice as many............What was the correct time?

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My watch had stopped at 10 o’clock.

In two minutes’ time it will be twice as many minutes short of 11 as it was past 10 o’clock 25 minutes ago.

What was the correct time?

posted Apr 9, 2018

+1 vote

10:36.

Explanation:

When I spoke, say it was x minutes after 10 o’clock – i.e, (60-x) minutes before 11 o’clock.

As per given information we can write the following equation;

58 – x = 2(x – 25)

58 – x = 2x – 50

3x = 108

Therefore;

x = 36

Therefore, the time was 10:36.

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