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July 14th, 2011, 08:56 AM   #1
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Playing with time and units

A cetifortnight i.e one hundredth of a fortnight should be 3.36 hours right?

I know that should be 12,096 seconds

since 3,600 seconds = 1 hour

Then how come several sites have stated this "12,096 seconds = 1 centifortnight. 2.4 hours" is there something I am getting wrong?
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July 14th, 2011, 09:30 AM   #2
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Re: Playing with time and units

You are right, and you've had confirmation from two other sites:

http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...ts-184573.html
http://sosmath.com/CBB/viewtopic.php?t=54996

The "2.4 hours" is one person's mistake. The reason it appears on more than one website is that some websites "aggregate" content (i.e. copy and paste).
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July 14th, 2011, 09:33 AM   #3
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Re: Playing with time and units

A fortnight is 14 days = 336 hours, thus 1/100 fortnight is 3.36 hours.
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July 14th, 2011, 09:37 AM   #4
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Re: Playing with time and units

Google is a good way to check yourself on these sorts of things:
http://www.google.com/search?q=1+fortnight+%2F+100
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