How Many Times Do The Hand Of A Clock Overlap In 12 Hours?


We all know that the hands of a clock overlap nearly every hour, but how many times does it actually overlap and does it overlap every hour. Well, these along with some other related questions are what we’ll be answering in this very video, so without further ado, let’s get right into it!

The clock hands cross each other/ overlap a total of 11 times in 12 hours

How Many Times Do The Clock’ Hands Overlap In 24 Hours?

In a 24-hour period, the hands of a clock would overlap for 22 times, as it takes nearly 1 hour 5 minutes and 27 something seconds for the hands to overlap and in a 24 hour period that would mean leapin over 2 hours in which the hands won’t be able to overlap!

Is There A Special Equation Or Time After Which The Hands Overlap?

Yes, the hands of a clock overlap nearly after every 1 hour 5 minutes and 27 seconds, and the reason why the hands don’t overlap 12 times is because of the fact that those extra 5 minutes and 27 something seconds when combine to form more then an hour which means leaping over an hour of hands overlapping

That’s about it for this blog, if you have any further clock/watches-related questions, feel free to use the comment section below. And if you want to read an interesting article on why clocks don’t appear in dreams, we have a great article on just that so do give it a click if you are interested “Why don’t clocks appear in dreams? Clocks and dreams!Opens in a new tab.“. Here is also a link about the history of clocks if you want to give that a look “History of timekeeping devicesOpens in a new tab.

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