# Perfect Timing

HandyAndy
Posers and Puzzles 09 Jan '17 18:52
1. HandyAndy
Non sum qualis eram
12 Jan '17 21:50
Originally posted by wolfgang59
maybe it is then.

that isn't what we are arguing about though is it?

On Monday, September 12, 2016 (before Daylight Saving Time went into
effect) Western Samoa was on local standard time (GMT +13). American
Samoa also was on standard time (GMT -11).

The correct answer is 48 hours.
2. wolfgang59
Infidel
13 Jan '17 01:27
Originally posted by HandyAndy

On Monday, September 12, 2016 (before Daylight Saving Time went into
effect) Western Samoa was on local standard time (GMT +13). American
Samoa also was on standard time (GMT -11).

The correct answer is 48 hours.
You are correct by a few days!!! (And you said the actual date didn't matter!)

However I am correct for the example I gave. ðŸ˜›

And in general the answer to your question is 49 hours for any date. since
there are places on GMT+14 other than Samoa.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UTC%2B14:00
3. HandyAndy
Non sum qualis eram
13 Jan '17 14:00
Originally posted by wolfgang59
You are correct by a few days!!! (And you said the actual date didn't matter!)

However I am correct for the example I gave. ðŸ˜›

And in general the answer to your question is 49 hours for any date. since
there are places on GMT+14 other than Samoa.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UTC%2B14:00
I never said the actual date didn't matter.

The example you gave was not for the date provided in the OP.

Apparently this quaint old puzzle predates some of the outlandish
byroads imposed on the Date Line in recent years.
4. lemon lime
go phish
13 Jan '17 21:431 edit
Whaddayasa we split the difference and call it 48.5 hours?
5. wolfgang59
Infidel
14 Jan '17 03:09
Originally posted by HandyAndy
I never said the actual date didn't matter.

The example you gave was not for the date provided in the OP.

Apparently this quaint old puzzle predates some of the outlandish
byroads imposed on the Date Line in recent years.
My example was incorrect but the answer to the OP is still 49 hours! ðŸ˜›
6. lemondrop
balls of fire
14 Jan '17 04:561 edit
if this is a Zeno paradox then that date never existed or never ended
7. HandyAndy
Non sum qualis eram
15 Jan '17 20:40
My original version of this puzzle refers to Monday, October 12, 1998. When
I posted it here, I changed the date to Monday, September 12, 2016. to give it
a fresh look. Not smart, Andy!

In recent years, for various reasons, the International Date Line has been
shunted and redirected in some places hundreds of miles to the east. And that,
alas, changes the answer to the puzzle from 48 hours to 49. Wolfgang had
the correct solution to the updated puzzle.

Next time I'm sticking with 1998.
8. wolfgang59
Infidel
16 Jan '17 10:27
Originally posted by HandyAndy
My original version of this puzzle refers to Monday, October 12, 1998. When
I posted it here, I changed the date to Monday, September 12, 2016. to give it
a fresh look. Not smart, Andy!

In recent years, for various reasons, the International Date Line has been
shunted and redirected in some places hundreds of miles to the east. And that,
the correct solution to the updated puzzle.

Next time I'm sticking with 1998.
Takes a good man to admit his mistakes!! ðŸ™‚

Another oddity
30th December 2011
This date did not exist in Samoa!
(bummer if it was your birthday!1)
9. HandyAndy
Non sum qualis eram
23 Jan '17 02:101 edit
World War II note: One of the new hyperextended time zones in the central Pacific
includes Tarawa atoll, scene of one of the fiercest and bloodiest battles in U.S.
Marine Corps history. The clash continued from November 20-23, 1943, until
occupying Japanese forces were subdued.