How many times does the minute hand move around the clock in one day?

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    How many times does the minute hand move around the clock in one day?

    I am having this argument with my friend about this 3rd Grade question.

    "How many times does the minute hand move around the clock in one day?"

    I say 24 rounds, she said I am wrong, the "correct" answer is 1440 (60x24).
    I say, the correct answer is incorrect. She said, "did you read the question correctly?" I said "yeah".
    the question is asking minute hand move "around" the clock. Every min, min hand go 1 block. 1 increment.

    60mn = 1 circle = 1 round.

    you wanna go "around", you must have "a round". 1 increment is not "around".

    1440 answer is only correct when question should be asked:
    "How many times does the minute hand move in one day?"

    She is not convinced by me.
    I am not convinced that I am WRONG.

    What do you think

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    1439. The last tick is a new day and the first tick is to 1201. But I guess youre right if you want to be picky about the wording.

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    Re: How many times does the minute hand move around the clock in one day?

    The minute hand doesn't move in actual minute increments anyway, so 1440 would almost never be the correct answer.

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    Re: How many times does the minute hand move around the clock in one day?

    The minute hand makes one full revolution every hour. Since there are 24 hours in a day, makes 24 revolutions per day. The only way she is correct is if "move around the clock" means "moves from one minute market to the next." That is a very strange construction of the phrase. Imagine this question: "How many times did you go around the track?" Imagine this answer: "Well I took two laps, and there were 200 meter markers, so I guess I went around 400 times." No.
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    Heres a crazy little thing.

    Say you have a watch that does 28,800 beats per hour. Pretty standard. It takes about 1.5 days to have it go through 1 million beats. A billion beats? Almost 4 years. Bill gates is worth what? 50 bil? Thats a dollar for ever tick of your watch for 200 years...

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    Re: How many times does the minute hand move around the clock in one day?

    It's definitely 24. Your friend is wrong.

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    Re: How many times does the minute hand move around the clock in one day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wellington View Post
    1439. The last tick is a new day and the first tick is to 1201. But I guess youre right if you want to be picky about the wording.
    This is 3rd Grade Homework question. Kids are growing to learn what is logically to be the correct answer.
    Definitely don't think I am picky on words. Wording is important. When someone say "Look around" what do people do? They kinda go around in circle if they don't know what to look for.
    I do get the logic of 1439 is more correct than 1440.

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    Re: How many times does the minute hand move around the clock in one day?

    Let's break it down. How long does it take for the minute hand to go around once? (one hour)
    How long does it take for the second hand to go around once? (one minute)
    Last edited by jsmn4vu; April 12th, 2012 at 23:05.

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    Re: How many times does the minute hand move around the clock in one day?

    Quote Originally Posted by geremy View Post
    The minute hand doesn't move in actual minute increments anyway, so 1440 would almost never be the correct answer.
    Nope, it would be a lot more than that. The minute hand seems to move smoothly and not jump in one minute intervals like the seconds hand does on most quartz timepieces. If anything it moves every second. It all depends on the gearing in the movement. The way the question is worded however gives the only correct answer as being 24.

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    Re: How many times does the minute hand move around the clock in one day?

    Date of the first day in the new Millenium? ( the Third Millenium)?

    1st January 2001.

    And everybody celebrated it on the 1 January 2000 ......

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