# LR - Clocks - Previous Year CAT/MBA Questions

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**CAT 1996 LRDI | LR - Clocks**

In a watch, the minute hand crosses the hour hand for the third time exactly after every 3 hr 18 min and 15 s of watch time. What is the time gained or lost by this watch in one day?

- A.
14 min 10 s lost

- B.
13 min 50 s lost

- C.
13 min 20 s gained

- D.
14 min 40 s gained

Answer: Option B

**Explanation** :

In a watch that is running correct, the minute hand should cross the hour hand once in every 65 + $\frac{5}{11}$ min. So they should ideally cross three times once in $3\times \left(\frac{720}{11}\right)=\frac{2060}{11}$ min = 196.36 min. But in the watch under consideration they meet after every 3 hr, 18 min and 15 s, i.e. (3 × 60 + 18 + $\frac{15}{60}$) = $\frac{793}{4}$ min = 198.25 min. In other words, our watch is actually losing time (as it is slower than the normal watch). Hence, when our watch elapsed 198.25 min, it actually should have elapsed 196.36 min. So in a day, when our watch will elapse (60 × 24) = 1440, it should actually elapse $\left(1440\times \frac{196.36}{198.25}\right)$ = 1426. 27. Hence, the amount of time lost by our watch in one day = (1440 – 1426.27) = 13.73, i.e. 13 min and 50 s (approximately).

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