If a 12-hour clock face reads exactly 7 o’clock, what time would the clock show 11,997 hours later?

##4″ o’clock”##

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The time of 7 o’clock happens every 12 hours

##11997/12=999.75 ” full cycles “larr” note that the .75 is .75 of 12″##

So the clock does 999 full rotations (cycles) + a bit more

and ##0.75xx12=9## so the extra bit is 9 hours ‘……………………………………………………………… Just to confirm the 9 hours remainder:

##999xx12= 11988##

So ##r=11997-11988 = 97-88 = 9 hours## ,…………………………………………………………………..

So the 7 o’clock occurs 999 times with the additional time of 9 hours

So the clock will show 7 o’clock + 9 hours = 16 hours

On a 12 hour clock the time is ##16 -12 =4″ o’clock”##

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