The Math Clock for Geeks

Try telling the time on this wall clock!

When I was young, I always had a hard time figuring out the time based on the positioning of the clock’s hands. I remember my Mom trying to teach me in so many different ways, but I just was not able to get a hold of it. With that, math was not my strongest subject either, so I am happy this clock was not around then, or I would have NEVER learned to tell the time.

This clock presents the hours by different mathematical equations, so it would have made my life simply horrible. The equations seem fairly easy for me now, but there is one that appears to be a little more complicated than the rest of them: the 5th hour, for it adds the “factorial” into the mess. Without knowing that 5 o’clock belonged there, I may have never figured it out…would you?

Via: CNET News

90 thoughts on “The Math Clock for Geeks

  1. Alex.

    MIT statisics class agrees .9999 repeting is 1 and the door problem Tim and simi posted are correct but if u have any question just contact MIT class of 2009 alum except Logan lyxwler

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  2. Jen.

    I have one of the Unit Circle. I can barely remember a thing from high school, but I can draw one of those puppies in under a minute.

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  3. World Time & Zone links.

    Sums it all up. I guess those who like maths are have a good time, (pun intended).

    Tring to look of 0.00001 errors but is the time correct? It is for some some-times but for others by the time the light travels form the clock to the eyes it will be incorrect LOL

    Click above link for World Time & Zone links

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  11. Zwaan.

    An infinitely reducing series always equals 1, otherwise, nothing would move, re the old problem of the second hand moving from 11 to 12. First it goes half-way, then a quarter of the remaing half, then 1/8, then 1/16, and so forth. It would never actually reach 12, except it sort of does, doesn’t it?

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