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    clock puzzle

    How many times do the hands of a clock coincide in a day?

    I assumed it to be 23 times. Am i correct?

    But it is given as 22in its answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amul28 View Post
    How many times do the hands of a clock coincide in a day?

    I assumed it to be 23 times. Am i correct?

    But it is given as 22in its answer.
    At the lower end of sophistication, I suggest you draw clocks with coinciding hands, starting with 1.06 AM (or thereabouts).
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    Quote Originally Posted by amul28 View Post
    How many times do the hands of a clock coincide in a day?

    I assumed it to be 23 times. Am i correct?

    But it is given as 22in its answer.
    The best way is: Take a clock, revolve its two hands, count the number of times they coincide.

    It will help you understand your mistake.
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    yes i got it. It is 22.
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