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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Himanshu said:   1 decade ago
When minute hands complete full circle in every hour, then how can it be possible that both hands are not in straight line and opposite direction?

Karthik said:   1 decade ago
Hi guys it simple only, just take 1 time piece and try it yourself.

The hand of the clock point in opposite direction 11 times in every 12 hours ...for every 1 hr the min hand and hour hand are in the opposite direction i.e they are in the same straight line but at the time 5 both the hands are not meet the straight line at 6 o clock only it will met the opposite direction so only they said 11 times in 24 hours ... hope u understand.

Somojit said:   1 decade ago
In 12'o clock the two hands are on same direction, then why we are calculating it?

Dhanancheziayn said:   1 decade ago
I'm still confusing in this............. can anyone reveals by doubt?

Nitesh Nandwana said:   1 decade ago

There is no need of formula , if you want formula for only this question then i don't think it is good. Instead of memorize any formula for this single question why don't you remember it's answer, it is much better, because if you calculate using formula it'll never give you different answer because it is universal truth.

Anyway I want to share if you aren't getting how it is calculated.

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 simple.

Swetha said:   1 decade ago
Any formula derived?

Bonny said:   1 decade ago
I'm trying to find a formula for finding the hands of clock in straight line?

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