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.:abs:.
01-01-2008, 11:00 PM
If a clock takes 3 seconds to strike 3, how long will the same clock take to strike 7? :playing:

Shorty x
01-02-2008, 12:53 AM
is this a trick question?

sorry ummmm............. :-\

ok, so if it takes 3 secs to strike 3? does that mean it takes 3 secs to strike every hour? or does it increase in amount of how long it does actually take to strike any hour? so therefore we must work that out? but how can we, if it doesnt giv us clue, ummmm, oh my god i think ive just confused myself!!!!!! :muddlehea

im stressed .....hold up ill be back , let me re read the question

lolzzzzzz
sorry

salaam

Shorty x
01-02-2008, 12:55 AM
ooooo ooooo i got it .....

7?

:uuh:

lol

-Elle-
01-02-2008, 03:29 AM
lool Shorty X your first post made me laugh...yeah I guessed 7 too...is that right?:D

i figured if it takes 3 seconds to strike 3...it would take one second to strike each one...idk how to explain it,i used simply variables in my head.lol.

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Ibn Abi Ahmed
01-02-2008, 07:42 AM
or 4 Hours and 3 seconds? :D = 14403 seconds.

.:abs:.
01-02-2008, 05:45 PM
The answer is not 7 seconds...

Shorty x
01-02-2008, 06:37 PM
ooohhh the answers not 7 secs, oh ok ummmm, yeh i agree it has to then take 4hrs and 3 secs, lets pray thats right,

give us a clue, please, lol
:happy:

Whatsthepoint
01-02-2008, 06:39 PM
Erm, 14403 seconds?

Nájlá
01-02-2008, 09:20 PM
confused

.:abs:.
01-03-2008, 06:43 PM
Does it really take a second per strike? Think about the intervals between the strikes...

Jayda
01-03-2008, 06:53 PM
9, ojala :)

Jayda
01-03-2008, 07:05 PM
format_quote Originally Posted by houda~
lool Shorty X your first post made me laugh...yeah I guessed 7 too...is that right?:D

i figured if it takes 3 seconds to strike 3...it would take one second to strike each one...idk how to explain it,i used simply variables in my head.lol.
hola

it is time, you can't count in numbers you have to count in intervals... (like how even though this is 2008, there have not been 2008 years since the birth of Christ... there have been 2007 years and 3 days).

it's 2 intervals for every 3 seconds so if you do the ratio it is 1.5 times the number of strikes you want to get to (7) minus one since it's an internval gives you 1.5(6) = 9.

watch out when you check it... don't forget to take into account that you start off with three... you do not start at three, otherwise you think you need a much higher number (18). that totally threw me off the first time and i chaned my answer... but it's wrong.

que Dios te bendiga

amirah_87
01-03-2008, 07:42 PM
:sl:

21 seconds?

:hiding:

Eric H
01-03-2008, 07:59 PM
Hi abs

Well I am probably way of but if it stops striking three at 3 seconds past three; it will take another three hours fifty nine minutes and fifty seven seconds untill it starts to strike Seven

Eric

truemuslim
01-04-2008, 05:06 AM
4 verry confused right now

truemuslim
01-04-2008, 05:07 AM
OH OH LEMME GUESS AGAIN!! 6 hours and 53 seconds?

.:abs:.
01-05-2008, 07:50 PM
format_quote Originally Posted by Jayda
hola

it is time, you can't count in numbers you have to count in intervals... (like how even though this is 2008, there have not been 2008 years since the birth of Christ... there have been 2007 years and 3 days).

it's 2 intervals for every 3 seconds so if you do the ratio it is 1.5 times the number of strikes you want to get to (7) minus one since it's an internval gives you 1.5(6) = 9.

watch out when you check it... don't forget to take into account that you start off with three... you do not start at three, otherwise you think you need a much higher number (18). that totally threw me off the first time and i chaned my answer... but it's wrong.

que Dios te bendiga
Absolutely correct! :)

Jayda
01-06-2008, 03:22 PM
gracias! :)