# LR - Clocks - Previous Year CAT/MBA Questions

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**XAT 2022 QADI | LR - Clocks cat Question**

Kim’s wristwatch always shows the correct time, including ‘am’ and ‘pm’. Jim’s watch is identical to Kim’s watch in all aspects except its pace, which is slower than the pace of Kim’s watch. At 12 noon on January 1st, Jim sets his watch to the correct time, but an hour later, it shows 12:57 pm. At 12 noon on the next June 1st, Jim resets his watch to the correct time.

On how many instances between, and including 12 noon on the two dates mentioned, do Jim’s and Kim’s watches show the exact same time, including the ‘am’ and the ‘pm’?

- (a)
10

- (b)
7

- (c)
15

- (d)
9

- (e)
17

Answer: Option D

**Explanation** :

The pace of Jim's watch is slower by 3 minutes in comparison with Kim's watch for every one hour. The difference increases as the hours pass by.

The time and "am" and "pm" of the watch coincide when the difference between the two clocks reduces to 24 hours. The two clocks display the same time including am and pm.

For a difference of 24 hours, the clock needs to lag by 1440 minutes.

For every one hour, the clock lags by 3 minutes. Hence in order to have a difference of 1440 minutes, it takes $\frac{1440}{3}$ = 480 hours. This is equivalent to 20 days of time.

Hence for every twenty days, they display the same time.

In the period of Jan 1 and June 1, there are 150 days which includes 7, 20-day intervals. Along with the 7 times once on Jan 1st and once on June 1st, they display the same time.

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**IIFT 2020 QA | LR - Clocks cat Question**

At what time between 10.00 AM and 11.00 AM,the minute hand and the hour hand of a watch would make an angle of 180°?

- (a)
10.20 AM

- (b)
10.22 AM

- (c)
10.23 AM

- (d)
10.25 AM

Answer: Option B

**Explanation** :

At exactly 10 AM, angle between the two hands = 60 degrees

Applying the concept of relative velocity, we can say that the minute hand has to travel 180 - 60 = 120 degrees more at a relative velocity of 5.5 degrees/minute

Hence, time taken to make 180 degree angle between the 2 hands = 120/5.5 = 22 minutes

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**IIFT 2013 LRDI | LR - Clocks cat Question**

The time in a clock is 20 minutes past 2. Find the angle between the hands of the clock.

- (a)
45 degrees

- (b)
50 degrees

- (c)
60 degrees

- (d)
120 degrees

Answer: Option B

**Explanation** :

Angle between 2 & 4 at the centre is 60⁰. In 20 minutes, the hour hand moves 10⁰. Thus, angle between the two hands at 2 hrs. 20 minutes would be

60 – 10 = 50⁰.

Hence, option (b).

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**IIFT 2012 LRDI | LR - Clocks cat Question**

If a clock is kept on the table in such a way that at 3:10 pm the hour hand points south, after how much time will the minute hand point east?

- (a)
20 minutes

- (b)
35 minutes

- (c)
50 minutes

- (d)
90 minutes

Answer: Option C

**Explanation** :

At 3:10, the hour hand is pointing south. So according to this position, the 9 hour mark is in the North and the 12 hour mark is in the east. The minute hand will point east when it points to the 12 hour mark, which will be after 50 minutes.

Hence, option (c).

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