Originally posted by wolfgang59Your figures are incorrect.
maybe it is then.
that isn't what we are arguing about though is it?
Originally posted by HandyAndyYou are correct by a few days!!! (And you said the actual date didn't matter!)
Your figures are incorrect.
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.
Originally posted by wolfgang59I never said the actual date didn't matter.
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.
And in general the answer to your question is 49 hours for any date. since
there are places on GMT+14 other than Samoa.
Originally posted by HandyAndyMy example was incorrect but the answer to the OP is still 49 hours!
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.
Originally posted by HandyAndyTakes a good man to admit his mistakes!!
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, ...[text shortened]... Wolfgang had
the correct solution to the updated puzzle.
Next time I'm sticking with 1998.