# What would be the longest period of time you would have to wait in order to be certain of the correct time?

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A grandfather clock chimes the appropriate number of times to indicate the hour, as well as chiming once at each quarter hour. If you were in another room and heard the clock chime just once, what would be the longest period of time you would have to wait in order to be certain of the correct time?

posted Apr 28, 2015

## 1 Solution

### RESULT:

Time to get the clock fixed

solution May 21, 2015

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