# digital clock.

Phlabibit
Posers and Puzzles 25 Apr '03 13:36
1. Phlabibit
Mystic Meg
25 Apr '03 13:36
With the numbers falling in consecutive order... how often in a day does a regular 12 hour am and pm clock show only consecutive numbers in the display?
2. godzillion
(dandan)
25 Apr '03 13:421 edit
Originally posted by Phlabibit
With the numbers falling in consecutive order... how often in a day does a regular 12 hour am and pm clock show only consecutive numbers in the display?
1:23
2:34
3:45
4:56 [edit -- missed one!]
12:34

Each twice a day.
10 total.

How many if you count increasing or decreasing consecutive numbers, eg:
1:01
1:23
3:21
etc...
3. Phlabibit
Mystic Meg
25 Apr '03 13:591 edit
Originally posted by godzillion
1:23
2:34
3:45
4:56 [edit -- missed one!]
12:34

Each twice a day.
10 total.

How many if you count increasing or decreasing consecutive numbers, eg:
1:01
1:23
3:21
etc...
You missed so many... think.
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4. 25 Apr '03 14:14
There's also:

9:10am/pm
10:11am/pm
11:12am/pm
5. Phlabibit
Mystic Meg
25 Apr '03 14:21
Originally posted by vacostner
There's also:

9:10am/pm
10:11am/pm
11:12am/pm
Getting closer!
6. 25 Apr '03 17:29
How could I forget:

12:13am/pm
7. Phlabibit
Mystic Meg
25 Apr '03 18:00
Originally posted by vacostner
How could I forget:

12:13am/pm
I've got a very old dictionary here, but couldn't they also be in reverse order as in 3:21 am and pm?? I figured my answer to cover these. Sorry if that doesn't fall under definition of &quot;consecutive&quot;
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8. Omnislash
Digital Blasphemy
26 Apr '03 08:18
By my count, the answer is thirty. The times I found are:

1:23
2:10
2:34
3:21
3:45
4:32
4:56
5:43
6:54
9:10
10:11
11:10
11:12
12:11
12:13

Fifteen times, every twelve hour period.
Is this correct?
9. Phlabibit
Mystic Meg
26 Apr '03 13:31
Originally posted by Omnislash
By my count, the answer is thirty. The times I found are:

1:23
2:10
2:34
3:21
3:45
4:32
4:56
5:43
6:54
9:10
10:11
11:10
11:12
12:11
12:13

Fifteen times, every twelve hour period.
Is this correct?
I think that's good enough considering &quot;consecutive&quot; probably doesn't include numbers going backwards... so my father is telling me. Another I was thinking of was 10:09 if you consider &quot;09&quot; to be 9.
I find it funny that almost any riddle on this forum can be questioned.
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10. astevenson
i wish i was BOB!!!!
26 Apr '03 21:35
12.13 doesnt work twice a day, bacause in the morning it would read 0:13, am i right?
11. Phlabibit
Mystic Meg
27 Apr '03 17:53
Originally posted by astevenson
12.13 doesnt work twice a day, bacause in the morning it would read 0:13, am i right?
Is that how the regular Am Pm clocks are in England? Here is USA they say 1200pm or 1200 am.
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12. 02 May '03 01:08
its 60
13. Omnislash
Digital Blasphemy
02 May '03 07:23
Originally posted by rspeed
its 60
How do you figure? The most I could find was half that. Are there ones I missed?
14. Phlabibit
Mystic Meg
02 May '03 13:521 edit
Originally posted by rspeed
its 60
60!? What the heck did I miss??

am
1211
1213
123
210
234
321
345
432
456
543
654
910
1009
1011
1110
1112

pm
1211
1213
123
210
234
321
345
432
456
543
654
910
1009
1011
1110
1112

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15. 21 Nov '03 16:31
some digital clocks (watches, certainly--mine does) can include seconds so you can also have 01:23:45 and 1:23:45, as well as 12:34:56.
in my lifetime, there have been two occasions of what i call &quot;great progression&quot;.
one was 01:23:45 6/7/89 and the other was 12:34:56 7/8/90, thoguh the latter is not a &quot;true&quot; progression since zero is less than one. since hours cannot go above twelve (or 23) and the others 59, i don't believe you can find any more like this.
anyone else thank of any others?