I might not be as learned and scholarly as Archimedes, but I felt the same excitement of discovery. On my part, I discovered equation for interpreting Indian Standard Time.

I will try to explain. Suppose you are waiting for your friend and call him up to ask when he/she will be coming. “I will be there in 15-20 minutes” is the reply you get.

Here assume 15 is x and 20 is y.

Now the actual time taken for your friend to arrive would be =

y + 2(y-x)

= 20 + 2(20-15)

= 20 + 2(5)

= 30 minutes.

You can apply the same formula to 5-10 minutes, 30-40 minutes, 1-2 hours, etc. and see that it works perfectly.

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i dont know how to say this other than saying it blandly. i hate maths. i struggled with it as a student and cant appreciate its beauty even now.

that said, im glad ppl like you exist.. people who understand and like maths and spend time doing interesting things with numbers.

waise why wud u multiple 2with (y-x)? if the Q is stupid…orits too hard explianing, dnt bother..

@Mandira:

Even I had not been too great with Maths at school… This one, I just figured out with practical experience… š

Interesting! š

Thanks…

That’ s good observation! I hate waiting unless I am in love. Nice theme!

Looks like I have met another equation lover. š

Your equation is simple and very useful. I have tried to form a rather complicated one abouttravel time in a city , again from few year’s personal experience.

Thanks Vikas…

@UH:

Will have to checkout your post…