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## Hot answers tagged time

### Born on the same day, but one is two years older

We'll just apply a bit of science assuming they were born in same year as well:
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### Measure 22 minutes with 7 and 13 minute hourglasses

A very simple solution, taking is to A better solution takes only How?
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### A clock correct three times a day

Since a stopped clock already agrees with a correctly running clock twice per day, So the answer (that requires the smallest clock hand speed) is Since the answer must be symmetrical (as long as the ...
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It is
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### Born on the same day, but one is two years older

They were born on
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### Born on the same day, but one is two years older

Apply some other bit of science, assuming they were born at the same time,
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### Are there seven consecutive annual dates which result in Monday-Sunday?

Yes So Example sequence:
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### Born on the same day, but one is two years older

Is it lateral-thinking?
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### My birthday is uncommon

Similar to Daniel's answer but a slight variation:
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### Time to get a watch

The time is ... The description ...
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### A clock correct three times a day

Suppose we have an accurate clock and the fast clock, and that they start off showing the same time. Here is an alternative method:
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### Aging A Lot Faster

The day is Reasoning: Classic Mind Puzzle :) My fav <3
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### A man is born in 1955

The answer is simply: I have heard this one before but I don't remember where, maybe the movie you mentioned.
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### Doomsday will occur in the year with a triple blue moon

Doomsday will never occur i.e. We are all safe.
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### How often does a digital watch show a palindrome?

Let us denote the time by AB:CD:EF, where AB is between 00 and 23, CD and EF are each between 00 and 59, and of course A=F, B=E, C=D. The middle two digits Since ...
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### Measure 22 minutes with 7 and 13 minute hourglasses

22 minutes with lateral thinking (though the accepted answer is better)
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### A clock correct three times a day

Alternative method: The answer to how fast the clock must go:
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### When was the power restored?

Presuming the stove
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### Prove there's a day of the week for each number in a year

It is In my opinion the easiest argument is
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### Full-sized ice cubes

First produce 48 by putting the traces up/down/up/down/up in the freezer. Then use 18 of the ice cubes and put them in the corners of the botton 6 trays, produce 66 more ice cubes. Do this 2 more ...
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### Explain this holiday calendar oddity

Would it be because:
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### When was I born?

You and your twin were born:
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### Digital Clock Brightness

Logic behind the answer: So, without really looking at anything else, my initial guess is: resulting in: Note: Edit:
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### Doomsday will occur in the year with a triple blue moon

Edit: The following is a simple proof based on Nurnani Tati's excellent answer. I add it here only to make this accepted answer more complete.
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### Using burning ropes as timer - how to measure 1 hour and 8 minutes with 3 ropes?

Ok I will present a solution. For convenience, I will number the ropes in the order of their burning. STEP ONE STEP TWO STEP THREE FINAL STEP I have successfully measured 1hour 8 minutes or 68 ...
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### Two brothers, two watches

It is currently and the older brother is How I figured this out:
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### Finally, you wake up from a coma

The date of the accident is Explanation
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