Fifty minutes ago if it was four times as many minutes past three o'clock,how many minutes is it to six o'clock?

Twenty six minutes.

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priya

  • Jul 5th, 2005
 

Question : Fifty minutes ago if it was four times as many minutes past three o'clock,how many minutes is it to six o'clock?  
 
Answer : Twenty six minutes  
 
plz tell me, how can i get easily ans of this ques. after knowing ans, it takes too much time for solving. plz give me explanation of this ans. 

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mohit khurana

  • Jul 27th, 2005
 

plz tell me, how can i get easily ans of this ques. after knowing ans, it takes too much time for solving. plz give me explanation of this ans.

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PA

  • Jul 28th, 2005
 

here is anothe puzzle from infy.. 
if there are a hundred puzzle pieces then what is the minimum number of ways in which we can complete the puzzle by joining the clusters of puzzle pieces (a cluster can have a single piece as well) 
ans: maybe 99

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PUSHY

  • Sep 4th, 2005
 

Let it be 'x' mins to 6 o' clock. 
Total no of mins between 3 to 6 = 180 mins. 
so we can also translate the words into this equation  
{(180-x)-50}/4 = x 
x = 26 mins.

Shakila Banu

  • Oct 10th, 2005
 

it is related to time problem

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Srinivas Jampani

  • Dec 23rd, 2005
 

Hi,When you say ((180-x)-50) = 4x, is the 'x' in 4x signifying the no of mins past 3 'oclock ?If yes, then there is a contradiction in the assumption you are making that 'x' is the no of mins to 6 o clock. If No, then there is contradiction with the Question.Please clarify!Thank you.

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nalinikanth

  • Dec 26th, 2005
 

let 'x' be the number of minutes to 6 O'CLOCK.then according to the given condition,

6-x=3+4x+50

solving for x we get x=26 minutes

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akash agrawal

  • Sep 7th, 2006
 

total time from 3-6 is 180 mins.50 mins ago means 180-50=130minsand this time =x mins to 6+4x mins past 3(say current time is x mins to 6)so 4x+x=130x=26 minsso time is(6-26) or (3+26*4+50)=5:34

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Guest

  • Sep 21st, 2006
 

Check this out.. This might be little explanatory..

1. Let the time past 3 be x min.

2. 4 times how many minutes is it to 6'o clock will be 4x.

3. Time between 3 and 6 is 180 min.

4. This 180 min includes x, 4x and 50.

5. So x+4X+50 = 180.

6. This gives x = 26 min.

7. Current time is 3:26 + 50 min = 4:16.

(Cross Check with the Question now.. Differenc between current time and 6 is 104 min, which is 4 times as many minutes past 3'o clock)

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tmhasan7

  • Sep 21st, 2006
 

Sorry the second point should be like this..

2. 4 times time past 3 will be 4x(which is the time to reach 6 from now).

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Nidhi Grover

  • Dec 12th, 2006
 

It?s very simple if you go to the level of time metrics and scaling it from 00:00.One hour=60 minutesSo at 6'o clock it will be = 360 minutes from 0000And at 3'o clock it will be = 180 minutes from 0000Lets take the unidentified value = xSo as per the statement:(360 -x) - 50 = 180 + 4x(Note that every value is in minutes - 6'o clock = 360 and 3'o clock = 180)Solving the equation - 360 - x - 50 = 180 + 4x5x = 360 - 50 -1805x = 130x = 26 minutesThis implies its 26 minutes to 6 ie 5:34 and the time 50 minutes back stood at 4:44Or4 * 60 +44 = 284 minutes (4:44)This is equal to 180 + 4 * 26 = 284 minutes (substituting the value of x in 180 + 4x)

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balakrishnan

  • Apr 8th, 2007
 

X-50=4Y+360
360-X=Y

solve it...
u'll get Y=26

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illtutmish

  • Mar 21st, 2009
 

Let x min be past 3.
Min. left to 6pm is (180-x)min.
Now 50 ago minutes left to 6pm was 180-x-50=(130-x)
According to problem
130-x=4x
x=26

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chery123

  • Feb 27th, 2010
 

I hope this will explain how to solve it
                                                                                         We are @ here 
  3 o'clock---------------------------|---------------------------------------|----------| 6 o'clock
              <----------4X-----------><----------------50min-------------><----X--->
              <--------------------------------180min----------------------------------->

We need to find X minutes to 6'o clock. 180 min consists of x+50+4x
So x+50+4x = 180
     5x = 130
     x = 26 minutes
    

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Lets track the position of the mins hand in the clock..
Lets say it is at x mins RIGHT NOW
50 mins earlier at say y mins..
y = 4x // given

y-x=10 // it is always the case wen 50 mins ago mins hand was at a greater number.. eg.. RIGHT NOW= 4:55.. 50 mins earlier.. 4:05(earlier number in the same hour will always be smaller!).. so we can safely assume its 4:x o clk RIGHT NOW

Therefore y-x = 10 (say its 4:10 now.. 50 mins ago.. it was 3:40 .. try more examples)
Solve both equations to find.. y=13.3 mins… RIGHT NOW the time is = 4:13 pm..
So mins to 6 o clock can be found out..  

 

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pavithra

  • Oct 9th, 2011
 

26 min
time is 5hr 34min

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