Free help with homework

Why join Brainly?

  • ask questions about your assignment
  • get answers with explanations
  • find similar questions

A boy started reading some time between 3 - 4 o'clock. He stopped reading some time between 5-6 o'clock. After reading, he found that the hands of the

clock were interchanged. What time did he start reading? What time he completed? how long did he read?
3:25 _5:15 , 1hour 50 min


Sinc the boy started reading between 3-4 0'clock therefore the hour hand should be between 3-4
and the boy stopped reading between 5-6 o'clock therefore the hour hand should be between 5-6
now since the boy found that the hands are interchanged 
then first hour hand was between 3-4 then it is between -6 it is only possible only and only if the minute hand is first between 5-6 
therefore the starting will be 3:25 pm and the stopping time will be  5:15 pm
the total time he read is 1 hour 50 min... 
1 4 1
do you think that at 3:25 pm the hour hand will be exactly at 3??
no not exactly at 3
1 hour and 50 mins is the answer
0 0 0
The Brain
  • The Brain
  • Helper
Not sure about the answer?
Learn more with Brainly!
Having trouble with your homework?
Get free help!
  • 80% of questions are answered in under 10 minutes
  • Answers come with explanations, so that you can learn
  • Answer quality is ensured by our experts