Dumb.com » Riddles» A boy leaves home in the morning to go to school. At the moment he leaves the house he looks at the clock in the mirror. The clock has no number indication and for this reason the boy makes a mistake in interpreting the time (mirror-image). Just assuming the clock must be out of order the boy cycles to school where he arrives after twenty minutes. At that moment the clock at school shows a time that is two and a half hours later than the time that the boy saw on the clock at home.
Answer: The difference between the real time and the time of the mirror image is two hours and ten minutes (two and a half hours minus the twenty minutes of cycling). Therefore the original time on the clock at home that morning could only have been five min