A Problem of time
Problem
"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 breadknife."
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."
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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. 
Student Solutions
Tim sent us his excellent answer to this problem:
The time is approximately 27 minutes 42 seconds past 6 o'clock.
At six o'clock the minute hand and the hour hand are exactly 180 degrees apart. Let the hour hand move through x degrees. Then, if the time is reversible in a mirror, the minute hand has moved through (180  x) degrees. The hour hand moves at 30 degrees per hour. The minute hand moves at 360 degrees per hour. The time elapsed during which both hands move is identical. It follows that
$\frac{(180  x)}{360} = \frac{x}{30}$
x = $\frac{180}{13}$
Hence, this angle represents $\frac{180}{13}$ x $\frac{1}{360}$ x 60 minutes on the clock face. This reduces to 2$\frac{4}{13}$ minutes (approx. 2 minutes and 18 seconds). Therefore the time is 30  2$\frac{4}{13}$ minutes past 6 o'clock; i.e. 27$\frac{9}{13}$ minutes past 6 o'clock.
Laura (West Flegg Middle School, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk) came very close to this answer. Her solution was 28 minutes past 6 o'clock.