The 9th Soul

Quick maths and our clock

Posted in Random by Fated Blue on February 18, 2020

Gotta get this off my chest. Been suffering for decades. Now’s the time I let it all out.

I don’t understand why the clock works the way it does. I hate how you’re supposed to write 1.5 hours and have translate to 1 hour and 30 minutes instead of just straight up using 1.3 hours instead.

“An hour and a half” will translate to 1 hour and 30 minutes, but it looks like 1 hour and 50 minutes in decimal form.

What if someone uses 1.25 hours or 1.15 hours? Then there’s the issue of someone saying “I’ll be there in 45 minutes” and you check the clock and it says something like 2:45.

Now, in my head I do quick maths. I add 45 to 2:45 and I’m supposed to get 2:90.

But! 2:45 + 45 minutes is 3:30!

I get how you can add x2 + y2 = c2 and it makes sense. E= mc2 is not a problem. Even the infamous n! where numbers look like they screaming at each other before being square rooted the hell out of them is logical in my head.

But 2:45 + 45 = 3:30?! BRUH!

What if I need to defuse a bomb and I’m too stressed out to do quick clocks? What if I’m supposed to pull the red wire out at exactly 9:55:01 and it’s 9:54:30, and the dying bomb expert – who was supposed to retire today – tells me I got 31 seconds, and I end up waiting for 9:55:61?!

We die!

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