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

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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.

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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 😀

        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.


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