###### Asked in GeometryMath History

Geometry

Math History

# How many times do a clock's three hands overlap in a day?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### April 10, 2013 2:04PM

All 3 hands overlap 24 times a day.

## Related Questions

###### Asked in Geometry

### How many times does the minute hand of a clock overlap with the hour hand from 10am to 12am?

23 times in all.
Note that from 11:00 to 11:59 (am or pm) the hands can never
overlap. Thus from 10am to 11:59am, the hands will overlap just
once at around 10:54am. The hands will overlap again at exactly
12:00pm (noon). And from 12:01pm to 12:am (midnight) the hands will
overlap another 11 times.
The following times are the approximate overlapping times.
10:54am
12:00pm (noon)
1:06pm
2:11pm
3:16pm
4:21pm
5:27pm
6:32pm
7:38pm
8:43pm
9:49pm
10:54pm
12:00am (midnight).

###### Asked in Clocks and Watches

### How many times in a day the hands of a clock are straight?

the hands of a clock are straight
1)when they overlap & face the same direction &
2)when the overlap & face opposite directions
this hapns evry 65 min(approx)for each case
=>in 1 day 24 hrs=> 24x60 min
therefore each case hapns (24x60)/65 times each
day................= 22(approx)
therefore total # of times = 22+ 22=44

###### Asked in Islam, Hinduism, Hajj

### How do you wash before praying?

1. wash ur hands with water three times starting with ur right
hand three times then ur left hand three times
2. put water in ur mouth and spit it 3 times
3. put water in ur nose and then push it out three times
4. put a little water on ur hands and wipe ur face
5. do the same on ur hair
6. put water on ur hands and rub ur ears three times
7. wash ur arms till ur elbow three times staring with the right
3 times then the left three times
8. wash your foot three times starting with the right foot 3
times then the left foot three times.
:)

###### Asked in Islam, Mosque

### How do Muslims purify themselves before entering a mosque to pray?

They wash their both their hands three times, starting with the
right one.
Then they take water in the mouth and spit it out, three
times.
Then they take water in the nostrils and blow it out, three
times.
Then they wash the entire face, three times.
Then they wash both their arms up to the elbow three times,
starting with the right arm.
Then they gently draw their hands over their head with wet
hands.
Then they take water to their fingers and clean the ears with
it.
Then they wash their feet three times, starting with the right
one.
This ritual is called Wudhu .

###### Asked in Time

### How many times are the second minute and hour hand in the exact same place?

Disregarding the second hand (for a few seconds), the hour and
minute hands overlap (point in the same direction) 22 times in a 24
hour period. It happens once after every hour except the 12 o'clock
hour. After 12 o'clock, the next occurance is after 1
o'clock. The fractions of a minute required for these
overlaps do not always coincide with the number of seconds that the
second hand would have to register in order for the second hand to
'join' the hour and minute hands. The only times that all three
hands are perfectly overlapping (pointing in the same direction) is
at 12 midnight and 12 noon. So the second minute and hour hands
are in the exact same place only twice during every 24 hour
period. The hour and minute hands join each other every
65.454545 minutes, or 32.727272 degrees. The minute hand advances
163.636363 degrees each time the hour and minute hands overlap.