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A clock was correct at midnight. From that moment it began to lose three minutes..........What is the correct time now?

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A clock was correct at midnight.

From that moment it began to lose three minutes per hour.

The clock stopped 90 minutes ago showing 17:06.

The clock runs for less than 24 hours.

What is the correct time now?

posted Dec 27, 2018 by Swati Arora

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19:27


It loses 3 mins an hour, so showing 00:57 instead of 01:00, to calculate real time we need to add 3 mins per hour:
17:06 hrs + 17*3 mins= 17:57 hrs real time 90 min ago,
correct time now is 17:57 + 1:30 =19:27 hrs

answer Dec 27, 2018 by Hanifa Mammadov



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