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Question 1
In a clock, the time is 3.25.What is the angle between the hour hand and the minute hand of the clock:
A
95/2 degrees
B
90/3 degrees
C
94/3 degrees
D
95/3 degrees
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Question 1 Explanation: 
As, the hour hand covers 360 degrees in 12 hrs. In the clock the time is 3.25 = 3 hrs 25 min = 41/12 hrs. So, the angle traced by hour hand = (360/12 x 41/12) degrees = 205 degrees. The minute hand covers 360 degrees in 60 minutes. So, the angle is traced by minute hand in 25 min = (360/60 x 25) degrees = 150 degrees. Hence, the required angle of the clock = (150- 205/2) degrees = 95/2 degrees.
Question 2
A clock gains uniformly 5 min slow at 8 o’clock in the morning on Sunday and 5 min 48 sec fast at 8 pm on following Sunday. The correct time and day are:
A
21 min past 7 pm and Wednesday
B
20 min past 7 pm and Thursday
C
21 min past 7 pm and Thursday
D
20 min past 7 pm and Wednesday
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Question 2 Explanation: 
The given time from 8:00 am on Sunday to 8 pm on following Sunday = 7 days 12 hrs = 180 hrs. So, the clock gains = (5 + 29/5)min = 54/5 min in 180 hrs. Hence, 5 min are gained in (180 x 5/54 x 5)hrs = 83 hrs 20 min = 3 days 11 hrs 20 min. The clock is correct 3 days 11 hrs 20 min after 8 am of Sunday. So, the correct time and day will be 20 min past 7 pm on Wednesday.
Question 3
Sam sets alarm at 5 am. But the clock loses 16 minutes in 24 hours. Effectively, the clock indicates 10:00 pm on the 4th day. Find out the original time of the clock:
A
9 pm
B
10 pm
C
11 pm
D
08 pm
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Question 3 Explanation: 
From the given information the time from 5 am on a day to 10 pm on the 4th day is 89 hrs. So, 23 hrs 44 min of this clock = 24 hrs of correct clock. Hence, 356/15 hrs of this clock = 24 hrs of correct clock. 89 hrs of the clock = (24 x 15/356 x 89)hrs of correct clock = 90 hrs of correct clock. Hence, the original time will be 11 pm.
Question 4
The time of a clock is 8 am. Suddenly the clock gains 10 minutes in 24 hours. Find out the original time if the time of the clock is 1 pm on the following day:
A
48 minutes past 12
B
47 minutes past 10
C
48 minutes past 11
D
48 minutes past 11
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Question 4 Explanation: 
From 8 am on a day to 1 pm on the following day will be 29 hrs. So, the clock gains 10 min in 24 hours = 24 hrs of the correct time. Hence, 145/6 hrs of the clock = 24 hrs of the correct clock. 29 hrs of the clock = (24 x 6/145 x 24)hrs of the correct clock = 28 hrs 48 min of the correct clock. The correct time = 28 hrs 48 min after 8 am. Hence, the original time is 48 minutes past 12.
Question 5
A time of a clock is set 3.40. Find out the angle that is formed by both hour hand and minute hand:
A
120 degrees
B
135 degrees
C
140 degrees
D
130 degrees
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Question 5 Explanation: 
The hour hand covers the angle 360 degrees in 12 hrs. So, the angle is covered by it in 11/3 hrs = (360/2 x 11/3) degrees = 110 degrees . The minute hand covers the angle in 360 degrees in 60 min. So, the angle is covered by it in 40 min = (360/60 x 40) degrees = 240 degrees . Hence, the required angle made by both hands = (240 - 110) degrees = 130 degrees .
Question 6
A clock shows 8:00 AM. When it is 2:00 PM, by what degree the hour hand rotates?
A
145º
B
160º
C
180º
D
175º
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Question 6 Explanation: 
For 6 hrs duration hrs hand covered 6 hrs out of 12 hrs
When hrs hand covers 12 hrs it rotates for 360 degree
----------------------------6 --------------------- = (360/12)*6 = 180 degrees
Question 7
A clock shows 10:00 AM. When it is 4:00 PM, by what degree the hour hand rotates?
A
140º
B
152º
C
175º
D
180º
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Question 7 Explanation: 
For 6 hrs duration hrs hand covered 6 hrs out of 12 hrs When hrs hand covers 12 hrs it rotates for 360 degree ----------------------------6 --------------------- = 360/12)*6 = 180 degrees
Question 8
A clock shows 10:00 AM. When it is 10:00 PM, by what degree the hour hand rotates?
A
180
B
175
C
240
D
360
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Question 8 Explanation: 
For 6 hrs duration hrs hand covered 12 hrs out of 12 hrs When hrs hand covers 12 hrs it rotates for 360 degree ----------------------------12 --------------------- =(360/12)*12 = 360 degrees
Question 9
A clock shows 10:00 AM. What time it will be showing, if hrs hand rotates for 180 degrees?
A
1:00 PM
B
6:00 PM
C
4:00 PM
D
10:00 PM
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Question 9 Explanation: 
When hrs hand rotates for 360 degree it covers 12 hrs --------------------------------- 180 --------------------- 6 hrs So the time will be: 10:00 AM + 6 hrs = 4:00 PM
Question 10
A clock shows 06:00 AM. What time it will be showing, if hrs hand rotates for 360 degrees?
A
4:00 AM of next day
B
06:00 PM
C
04:00 PM
D
10:00 PM
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Question 10 Explanation: 
When hrs hand rotates for 360 degree it covers 12 hrs --------------------------------- 360 --------------------- 12 hrs So the time will be: 06:00 AM + 12 hrs = 06:00 PM
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