ItsCalledSoccer
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May 24th, 2011 at 11:03:11 AM permalink
Even though this is probably pretty easy, I got it wrong because I didn't think it through ...

On a AM/PM clock using a 7-segment display, the (same) times of day that uses the fewest segments is 1:11. What (same) times of day uses the most segments?
MathExtremist
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May 24th, 2011 at 11:07:15 AM permalink
10:08?
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rdw4potus
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May 24th, 2011 at 12:59:40 PM permalink
if the tens spot is blank on single-digit hours, then ME is correct. If it displays a 0 in the tens place on single digit hours, then I think it's 08:08.

I was about to agree with ME outright, then noticed that the clock on the wall in my office listed the current time as 02:59:40...
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MathExtremist
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May 24th, 2011 at 3:00:16 PM permalink
I thought it wasn't proper to display a leading 0 unless you were in 24h mode (no AM/PM), no?
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May 24th, 2011 at 3:08:17 PM permalink
I would have thought the same, but my clock read 02:59 at 14:59. That clock is one that'll operate as a banner display with the date, time, stock ticker, etc., and the time always has 4 digits displayed. Maybe it's because displaying the time is an optional setting on the display?

I'm sure that 10:08 is the intended answer.
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ItsCalledSoccer
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May 24th, 2011 at 3:52:59 PM permalink
Yeah, 10:08 was the answer, no tricks involved.

I got it wrong because I fixated on :58. I thought it was a good tricky-but-not-trick question.

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