June 6th, 2018, 12:28 AM  #11 
Senior Member Joined: Nov 2010 From: Indonesia Posts: 2,001 Thanks: 132 Math Focus: Trigonometry  Last edited by greg1313; June 6th, 2018 at 03:27 AM. 
June 6th, 2018, 04:36 AM  #12 
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We all know it's A...

June 6th, 2018, 05:20 AM  #13  
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2016 From: Australia Posts: 1,764 Thanks: 621 Math Focus: Yet to find out. 
This question was an example provided by Vladimir Arnold in his "A mathematical trivium II". Both trivium's I and II are well worth the read if you have time (only a couple of pages). After stating this problem he goes on to say: Quote:
 
June 6th, 2018, 06:20 AM  #14 
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June 6th, 2018, 12:39 PM  #15  
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You can't mean that after 60 minutes I go back to 1 hour and 1 minute. Because after four quarts of milk you get a gallon and then another quart is one gallon and one quart. I don't see your reasoning.  
June 6th, 2018, 03:02 PM  #16  
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Your point about quarts and gallons is valid. But I'm going to state w/o justification that minutes are more naturally periodic than quarts. If only that the minute hand traces a circle and there is no real equivalent for quarts. We don't have a gallon clock.  
June 6th, 2018, 05:16 PM  #17  
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June 6th, 2018, 05:54 PM  #18  
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My oven won't let me program in 61 minutes, I have to program in 1 hr 1 minute. Basically it comes down to your interpretation of the coordinate system for time. Do you like a circular one, like clocks have used for millennia. Or do you like a linear one, like folks that work with relativity prefer.  
June 6th, 2018, 08:27 PM  #19  
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Edit: pretty sure that I've got something well and truly messed up here, but it's too late to work out what, but there aren't 360 hours in a day. Last edited by v8archie; June 6th, 2018 at 08:29 PM.  
September 8th, 2018, 06:51 PM  #20 
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I think the answer is actually A B and C. Logically the three are equal because of how the measurement unit relates to whats measured. Thanks for the neat question friend!


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