I was recently given a new watch for my birthday.
However, as usual with my presents, it was quite useless as it loses 6 minutes every hour.
I set it using my friend's accurate watch at midnight and it now shows 10.39am.
I know that the watch stopped 21 minutes ago so what is the correct time now?
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Hint: For every real hour, how many watch minutes pass?
Since the watch is losing 6 minutes every hour, for every real hour that has passed, the watch will only show 54 minutes (i.e. for every 54 clock minutes, 60 real minutes have passed)
Since the watch shows 10:39am we know:
10:39am = (10 x 60) + 39 = 639 watch minutes
for every 54 watch minutes, 60 real minutes have passed:
(639 ÷ 54) x 60 = 710 real minutes
and converting this to hours:
710 minutes = 11 hours 50 minutes
the watch stopped 21 minutes ago, so the current time is:
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Hint: Do the words make sense when read another way?
Opposites reversed: big, small: open, closed: up, down.
The International Women's Speed Skating championship was recently completed, however, the computer storing the results suffered from a power cut.
Using the following information, can you determine who finished where, their ages (18, 21, 24 and 28) and the colour they wore?
The youngest, who didn't wear blue, won the championship.
Jessica was three years younger than the person who wore red.
Katy performed well to finish in second place.
Lauren wore green and Mary was the oldest competitor.
The person who wore yellow was younger than Katy, whereas the person who came last was 21.
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Lauren Green 18 - first
Katy Red 24 - second
Mary Blue 28 - third
Jessica Yellow 21 - last
Using the letters AAEEHHLLLLMMNNOOSSTT complete this grid. The grid reads the same across as down.
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