Beach Day by Rodger Bliss
September 2022

Clock Math

Draw two straight lines in the face of the clock so that the clock was divided into sections. You can do it, you can have either three sections or four sections by doing this. If the lines intersect someplace, you will wind up with four sections. If they don’t intersect, you’ll wind up with three sections and the puzzle is this: Draw these lines so that the sum of the numbers in each section are equal to the sum of the other sections.

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5 guesses to Clock Math

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  • draw 2 line together across from above the nine to the bottom of the three, that would be 39 and 39.

  • Great guess, Carole!

    The correct answer, however, will have either three sections, or four sections, as stated.

    Keep trying.

  • Roolstar

    3 sections:
    line 1: starts between 10 and 11 and endens between 2 and 3
    line 2: starts between 8 and 9 and ends between 4 and 5

    Sections sum = 26 each

    Note: cannot be done in 4 sections, since they wil have to be divuded into an equal sum of 19.5

  • Roolstar

    More info:

    Section 1: 11 + 12 + 1 + 2 = 26
    Section 2: 9 + 10 + 3 + 4 = 26
    Section 4: 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 = 26

  • Dude

    You’re right, Rool!

    You start at a point between the 10 and the 11 and you connect that to a point between the two and the three. So you have 11, 12, 1 and 2 for a total of 26. Now you take a point between the eight and nine — and a point between the four and five and connect those two dots, and you will wind up with another section that’s 8, 7,6 and 5, also adds up to 26. And ten, nine, four, three which also adds up to 26. So you’ll wind up with three sections, each of which is 26.

    You’re today’s winner.