A mathematician’s clock

I accidentally broke Ben’s clock. I knocked it off the wall, thinking I was reaching for the light switch, and it fell on the floor and broke. We love Ben’s clock. It was a gift from his sister and always entertains visitors to our house.

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Ben and I spent a bit of time yesterday afternoon finding a replacement online and it turns out he’s quite fussy. While he loves the old clock the 11 has always bothered him since it’s not exactly 11 and requires a bit of rounding. And when I found an algebra clock, not unlike the one below, he dismissed it with, “That’s not algebra; that’s arithmetic”.

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We ended up finding one he’s happy with and it’s on its way! I’ll post a pic once we’ve got it.