# Aptitude - Clock - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Clock - General Questions (Q.No. 18)

18.

How many times in a day, the hands of a clock are straight?

Answer: Option

Explanation:

In 12 hours, the hands coincide or are in opposite direction 22 times.

In 24 hours, the hands coincide or are in opposite direction 44 times a day.

Discussion:

39 comments Page 1 of 4.
Atul Yadav said:
4 months ago

The answer is 22.

This answer is correct when the hrs hand and min hand are perpendicular in 24 hrs.

This answer is correct when the hrs hand and min hand are perpendicular in 24 hrs.

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Ash said:
1 year ago

@All.

It's because they are considering secondhand also.

It's because they are considering secondhand also.

T subhadra said:
1 year ago

Only 90 degree it will comes 44times in one day.

Other ways 180degree.

And 0degree, it will come in one day only 22 times.

Other ways 180degree.

And 0degree, it will come in one day only 22 times.

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SABU said:
2 years ago

According to me, it would be 1 + 23 X 2 = 47 times.

The explanation is like this:

1st Hour: 1 time (starting point to be ignored but the ending point to be considered).

2nd Hour to 24th Hour: 2 times every hour.

So, it would be 47 times.

The explanation is like this:

1st Hour: 1 time (starting point to be ignored but the ending point to be considered).

2nd Hour to 24th Hour: 2 times every hour.

So, it would be 47 times.

James said:
2 years ago

No, @Siva Kumar.

It will be 44 times because in 12 hours.

11+11= 22.

So, 22*2= 44.

So, You are right @George.

It will be 44 times because in 12 hours.

11+11= 22.

So, 22*2= 44.

So, You are right @George.

SIVA KUMAR said:
3 years ago

The Correct answer is 22 this is similar to 0 degree case.

Harshit said:
4 years ago

Coincide = 22 times.

straight but opposite = 22 times.

straight (coincide + opposite) = 44 times.

So the answer is 44.

straight but opposite = 22 times.

straight (coincide + opposite) = 44 times.

So the answer is 44.

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Varun Agrawal said:
4 years ago

The Correct Answer is 22.

Akshatha said:
4 years ago

I think straight= coincide+ opposide.

So, we got 44.

So, we got 44.

Shubham said:
5 years ago

I think the correct answer is 22.

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