

A183033


Minute with hour hand overlap problem on analog clock. Fractions of seconds.


4



0, 3, 6, 9, 1, 4, 7, 10, 2, 5, 8
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OFFSET

0,2


COMMENTS

At which a.m. times h:m:s (with fractions of seconds) does the minute hand overlap the hour hand on an analog clock? This is problem 43 of the referenced Loyd/Gardner book, which also gives the solution (pp. 4142, solution pp. 180181 in the German version).


REFERENCES

Sam Loyd, Mathematische Raetsel und Spiele, ausgewaehlt und herausgegeben von Martin Gardner, Dumont, Koeln, 1978, 3. Auflage 1997.
Sam Loyd, Mathematical puzzles, selected and edited by Martin Gardner, Dover, 1959.


LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=0..10.


FORMULA

a(n)/11 gives the fraction of the second for the (a.m.) hour h = n = 0,1,2,...,10 when the minute hand overlaps the hour hand on an analog clock, provided the minute is A178181(n), and the full second is A183032(n). See the eleven times given in EXAMPLE.
a(n) = floor((300*n)/11) (mod 12), n=0..10. (See the Mathematica code given by Robert G. Wilson v, and also the solution in Loyd's book with (27 + 3/11)s = 300/11 s.)


EXAMPLE

The eleven overlap times are:
00:00:00 plus 0/11 s,
01:05:27 plus 3/11 s,
02:10:54 plus 6/11 s,
03:16:21 plus 9/11 s,
04:21:49 plus 1/11 s,
05:27:16 plus 4/11 s,
06:32:43 plus 7/11 s,
07:38:10 plus 10/11 s,
08:43:38 plus 2/11 s,
09:49:05 plus 5/11 s,
10:54:32 plus 8/11 s.
The next time would be 12:00:00.


MATHEMATICA

Table[ Mod[ Floor[300/11 n], 12], {n, 0, 10}]


CROSSREFS

Sequence in context: A247398 A094560 A179615 * A199735 A198143 A131579
Adjacent sequences: A183030 A183031 A183032 * A183034 A183035 A183036


KEYWORD

nonn,fini,full,easy


AUTHOR

Wolfdieter Lang, Dec 20 2010


STATUS

approved



