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What Time is It?

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Puzzle ID:#15323
Fun:*** (2.84)
Difficulty:** (1.85)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:IVIatrixSamurai**
Corrected By:Tact

 

 

 



On a clock, the big and small hand are exactly between 1 and 2. Both hands lie on top of each other.

What time is it?




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Comments

mzpuddn**
Nov 09, 2003

that was a good one.....had to read it twice to get the right answer...Much Luv
tissueAus*
Nov 09, 2003

Good one! I was tryin' to calculate the 1 o'clock and 2 o'clock, until I saw that it was trick. Then I got the answer.
master123*
Nov 09, 2003

It took me a little bit to get the answer, but a good teaser anyway. Good Job.
IVIatrixSamurai
Nov 10, 2003

wow, this was really good... i had trouble figuring it out..
IVIatrixSamurai
Nov 10, 2003

wow, this was really good... i had trouble figuring it out..
PhilDunphyAen*
Nov 11, 2003

Got Me. Probably didn't help that I was looking at a clock with Roman Numerals!!
batti_s*
Nov 15, 2003

yes, that was really tricky, and a good one.

But the answer, if taken literally, can also be 5 and 5/11 minutes past one. That is where the big and small hands coincide, between 1 and 2.
Angelboi
Nov 16, 2003

it was a good one...got me though...was looking at the 1 and 2.. didn't know it was 12...
beanie89**
Nov 22, 2003

ummm, by my watch it is 2:13.
bookwormRLB
Dec 18, 2003

Dang! I was going by 18. But I gues that wouldn't work. The hour hand wouldn't be right between the 1 and 2 yet.
Sonyaa
Dec 18, 2003

That was tricky and quite clever
sammAus*
Dec 18, 2003

I'd say, it's time to get a new watch.
gabe1991*gu*
Dec 18, 2003

It had me until I saw my clock. Great one!
Candymn007**
Dec 18, 2003

Darn digital watches they weren't much help at all. Who say technology is good
bobyrogers*
Dec 18, 2003

IVIatrixSamurai, Why did you say "wow, this was really good... i had trouble figuring it out" to the brain teaser you did? Anyway, Wow great teaser. ya
colettemr
Dec 24, 2003

That was tricky, good Job!
RohitMayor**
Dec 30, 2003

Hey, c'mon, the answer is at 5 and 5/11th mins past the hour, and multiples of this for each extra hour!! Oh well, worked hard to get the answer, but fooled by the trick!!!
cnmne*us*
Jan 12, 2004

If the clock is working properly, it is impossible for both hands to be exactly between 1 o'clock and 2 o'clock. For the hour hand to be exactly between any two numbers, it would have to be half past the hour. Therefore, it would be time to get the clock fixed.
lucylizzy*
Apr 21, 2004

What fun.
IVIatrixSamurai
Apr 21, 2004

To "cnmne", the problem said "between the one and two" not 1 o'clock and 2 o'clock so it would be possible. I think you need your clock fixed
Varthen**
Jul 02, 2004

Good job!!!
MasterPilot11
Jul 05, 2004

Nice One! this is one of the best ones i've seen!
witness**
Jul 05, 2004

VERY TIDY....good "trick" question. I was thinking 17
rashadAma*
Jul 08, 2004

nice 1
rach10*
Oct 23, 2004

It was easy! At least for me. I don't see how you people think this is a good teaser. It was boring in my opinion. Well you guys are a little right. This is only my opinion.
DaDodgersFan**
Oct 25, 2004

I farted
xmadnetx*br**
Jun 30, 2005

funny..i farted

by the way i didnt get it this tease

sissy245Acz*
Nov 05, 2005

I liked it, very funny, and clever.

Of course, I was expecting it to say something having to do with the actual time, so I said 11:22
MysteriousAus*
Nov 30, 2005

Clever!
Ouchy1*us*
Apr 06, 2006

wow, i actually got this one!
javlad27Aus*
Aug 06, 2007

nice
PurpleFlower
Aug 27, 2007

Got me.
Deedee123*ca*
Jan 14, 2008

Going into my Favourites, good one!!!
iforgotbraingleAus*
Jan 11, 2009

Or the clock is broken



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