# 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.

#### 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?

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.

#### 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.

#### 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

#### 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

#### 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.

#### 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

#### 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

#### 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)

#### tmhasan7 Profile Answers by 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).

#### 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)

#### balakrishnan

• Apr 8th, 2007

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

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

#### illtutmish Profile Answers by 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

#### chery123 Profile Answers by 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

#### priyankakushwaha Profile Answers by priyankakushwaha

• Mar 28th, 2010

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..

#### pavithra

• Oct 9th, 2011

26 min
time is 5hr 34min  