## The Weekly Warlock Wind-Up: Time… Never Enough Time

Inspired by the fact I’m writing this under a time constraint because I’m way too busy, here’s a time related puzzle. Bonus points if you get the title reference.

The puzzle is:

How many minutes is it before 12 noon if nine minutes ago it was twice as many minutes past 10 am?

Best of luck,

Vel.

### 3 Responses to “The Weekly Warlock Wind-Up: Time… Never Enough Time”

1. Xbalanque Says:

Should the answer we came up with be posted in the comments, or not?

• Xbalanque Says:

Since my previous comment is awaiting moderation, I assume it’s okay, since only you will see it till you deem otherwise.

So, let 0 = 10 am. Let x be an integer, where if x=7, then we are discussing 10:07 am.
2(120-x)=x-9.
240-2x=x-9
249 = 3x
x = 83.
So, 11:23 am.
Therefore, it’s 37 minutes before noon.

• Veliaf Says:

Some nice working out there; well done, that’s correct ðŸ˜€

Feel free to post answers in comments – you only have to be ‘moderated’ the first time you post, so you’ll be fine from now on. If you want to keep it private, just contact me directly.