Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard memberPhlabibit
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    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. Standard membergodzillion
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    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. Standard memberPhlabibit
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    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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    25 Apr '03 14:14
    There's also:

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

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

    12:13am/pm
  7. Standard memberPhlabibit
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    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 "consecutive"
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  8. Standard memberOmnislash
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    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. Standard memberPhlabibit
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    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 "consecutive" probably doesn't include numbers going backwards... so my father is telling me. Another I was thinking of was 10:09 if you consider "09" to be 9.
    I find it funny that almost any riddle on this forum can be questioned.
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  10. Donationastevenson
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    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. Standard memberPhlabibit
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    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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    02 May '03 01:08
    its 60
  13. Standard memberOmnislash
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    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. Standard memberPhlabibit
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    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. central usa
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    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 "great progression".
    one was 01:23:45 6/7/89 and the other was 12:34:56 7/8/90, thoguh the latter is not a "true" 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?
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