###### Asked in GeometryMath History

Geometry

Math History

# How many times do not a clock's hands overlap in a day?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### April 02, 2014 9:53AM

Infinitely many.

Unless you consider the Planck time as the smallest, indivisible unit of time so that time is not a continuous variable.

## 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