Aptitude - Clock - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Clock - General Questions (Q.No. 13)
How many times in a day, are the hands of a clock in straight line but opposite in direction?
Answer: Option

The hands of a clock point in opposite directions (in the same straight line) 11 times in every 12 hours. (Because between 5 and 7 they point in opposite directions at 6 o'clcok only).

So, in a day, the hands point in the opposite directions 22 times.

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Absaar Jamshed said:   2 years ago
In every hour, the two hand are once in opposite direction like:


Which means in 12 hrs, it is 12 times and in 24 hours its 24 times.

Harsh yaduvanshi said:   3 years ago
To find a straight angle, opposite 180^ is 60/11*(t+/-3).

Zaid alam said:   4 years ago
In every hour, once hour hand and minute hand will be in opposite direction. It means 24 times in a day, but due to loss of 2 hour, they'll be 22 times only.

GAURAV said:   4 years ago
Finally satisfied with @kailash explanation.

Rahul said:   5 years ago
How many times needle overlap in a week in the clock?

Please answer it.

Naveen said:   6 years ago
@Nitesh Nandwana,

What is that due to the loss of 2 hour?

Sohail said:   7 years ago
I don't know why its answer is 22. I think it should be 24.

Ansh said:   7 years ago
Sir, how many times starting at 1pm would be the M and H hand make 40 degrees with each other in next 6 hrs?

Govorov said:   7 years ago
How many times the hour & minute hand are in opposite directions b/w 9PM & 10 PM?

Please answer it.

Tikeshwar sahu said:   7 years ago
According to me,

Only 2 times in a day it happens mathematically. Actually, because for this there should be 180 degree difference between both hands and when hour hand travels 1 degree minute hand travels 12 degree so only 6 o clock it happens that actully difference between both hands is 180 degree. So answer is 2 times in a day.

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