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# A Problem of Time

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Age 14 to 16

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"It was the best butter," the March Hare meekly replied.

"Yes, but some crumbs must have got in as well," the Hatter grumbled: "you shouldn't have put it in with the bread-knife."

The March Hare took the watch and looked at it gloomily: then he dipped it into his cup of tea, and looked at it again: but he could think of nothing better to say than his first remark, "It was the best butter, you know."

Consider a watch face which has all the hours shown by the same mark, and both hands the same in length and shape. It is opposite to a mirror. Find the time between 6 and 7 when the time as read direct and in the mirror is exactly the same. |