OK, so here we have it: Bilbao’s 4th and final clock challenge.
Our general audience will be pleased because it is entirely feasible for you to come up with an approximate solution to the puzzle. To get an exact answer, however, you’ll need to be a math ace.
So for all who asked for harder puzzles (hope you’re still out there Tommy!), here we go:
What is the exact time when the three hands of a clock (hour, minute, second) are closest to being evenly separated (i.e. 120 degrees)
Will list those who can figure out the exact answer here, as they come in.
Update: After discussing things with Bilbao, there is one exact answer to this puzzle, and many incredibly good approximations. So far, no one 1 person has gotten the exact answer. What we do have, however, are several ‘almost’ exact valid solutions, but it seems they are not being reached by the method that gives the exact answer.
While many of these approximations are so close to the exact value that all but your math professor would consider them valid, we’re going to hold out hope that someone will come up with the exact method & answer. We’ll even throw in a Smartkit tshrit if you can do it.
Exact Answer Solvers:
Valid approximations (almost exact answers):