Question of The Day01-10-2020

At what time minute hand will be ahead of hour hand by 2$${2 \over 3}$$ minutes between 9 AM to 10 AM?

Correct Answer : a ) 9:52 AM

Explanation :

As, minute hand can cover 3600 in 60 minutes

So, speed of minute hand will be=$${360 \over 60}$$=6/min

As, hour hand can cover 3600 in 12 hours

So, speed of hour hand will be=$${360 \over 12×60}$$=$${1 \over 2}$$/min

Now, Relative speed of minute and hour hand=6-$${1 \over 2}$$=$${11^0 \over 2}$$ /min

When minute hand was at 12’o clock mark and hour hand is at 9 AM, then in clockwise direction rotational distance between minute and hour hand will be = 300 × 9 = 2700

Now, time taken by minute hand, moving relatively with the hour hand to cover 2700 distance will be

⇒Time=$${270 \over {11 \over 2}}$$=$${540 \over 11}$$ minutes….. 1

Now, according to the question minute hand has to be 2$${2 \over 3}$$minutes ahead of hour hand

As, in 60 minutes, minute hand covers 3600

So, in 1 minute, minute hand will cover 60

Thus, in 2$${2 \over 3}$$ minutes, minute hand will cover=$${8 \over 3}$$×6=160

Now, to cover 200 distance minute hand, moving relative with the hour hand will take the time equal to

⇒time=$${16 \over {11 \over 2}}$$=$${32 \over 11}$$minutes…. 2

Adding 1 and 2 we will get the required time

⇒Required time=$${540 \over 11}+{32 \over 11}={572 \over 11}$$=52 minutes

So, after exact 9:00 AM, minute hand will take 52 minutes to get ahead of hour hand by 2$${2 \over 3}$$ minutes between 9 AM to 10 AM

Thus, the time at which this happens will be 9:52 AM.

Hence, (a) is the correct answer.

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