Saturday, December 13, 2014

Courthouse Clock Answers

After the post about the Courthouse Clock: ( If you wake up and hear the courthouse clock strike one time, how long will you need to stay awake to know what time it is?) several readers commented.

E Brumley said "since it rings on the hour, if it rang once you'd need to stay awake 1 hour to hear it ring again, or twice at 2:00 am.
J Gosnell said 30 minutes
F Price said 30 minutes also and then amended her answer to:  30 minutes if it is 12;30 or 1:00 or 1:30.  All other times it is 1 hour.
L Gognat said: Either 30 min if its half past any number but 12 . If its half past 12 you will have to stay awake another 90 minutes (1:00...1:30 then 2:00 you will know.)
A Couts said: if the clock struck 1 @ 12:30 you'd have to wait 1 1/2 hrs until 2
                        If struck @ 1:00  then you'd have to wait  1 hour until 2
                         If struck at 1:30 then you'd have to wait 1/2 hours  until 2
Others had the same ideas.

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