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# Time Lines

A. 'My shortest business-related call today was from 5:55pm-5:55:29pm.'

B. 'With the exception of one, five-day work week, I worked every day in September.

C. 'Sum of 3 Right angles and one 19 degree angle.'

D. 'The chess marathon lasted from 12noon-4am.'

E. 'The show comes on at 4:30. It goes off at 5:30'

Which two of the five time-related quotes does not belong there?

B. 'With the exception of one, five-day work week, I worked every day in September.

C. 'Sum of 3 Right angles and one 19 degree angle.'

D. 'The chess marathon lasted from 12noon-4am.'

E. 'The show comes on at 4:30. It goes off at 5:30'

Which two of the five time-related quotes does not belong there?

### Answer

The two that do not belong are A and EAll of the other time-related quotes result in Perfect Squares.

B. September has 30 days. Take away a five-day work week and you have 25.

C. 3 Right angles and one 19 degree angle gives you 289.

D. The chess marathon ran for a total of 16 hours.

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that's a good one nice job

Alas! It could have been a good one but the show lasts for 1 hour which is also a square number!

WHAT is suare about the number 1, or 60 seconds, or 60 minutes, or.....Help me out please jimbo.

1 squared equals 1. One hour is 3600 seconds which is 60 squared.

1 squared equals 1 (NOT what I was thiniking), However, 3600 is correct (of course), and I knew that ahead of time. However, I was inviting JIMBO to say so. I didn't think anyone would go as far as counting the seconds. You did.

guys, i'm lost.

i missed that completely. cheers to Cod and to Jimbo too.

Jun 08, 2003

the chess match lasted for 1 hour

1squared(1x1)=1

witch is the same as 3600 seconds

60squared(60x60)=3600

1 and 3600 are both square numbers(a number can be multiplied times it's self to equal that number) so E would fit in with B C and D and only A wouldn't fit in

1squared(1x1)=1

witch is the same as 3600 seconds

60squared(60x60)=3600

1 and 3600 are both square numbers(a number can be multiplied times it's self to equal that number) so E would fit in with B C and D and only A wouldn't fit in

Phred:

My education continues! 1 is a Square number. (I had no idea). Thanx to everyone for their input. -Manus

My education continues! 1 is a Square number. (I had no idea). Thanx to everyone for their input. -Manus

Also the chess marathon could have run over more than two seperate days and taken 40 hours not 16 ( if over 3 days), but would oddly work again if it lasted over 4 days and 64 hours

I think no matter what, there is almost always a situation in which we could vaguely connect a square number to it. No offense Coda, but I personally didn't find this one to be one of your better ones (Did I mention the word one? It's a square number :p). I got thrown off with the fact that number 3 isn't time related at all.

More insight Tissue. Thank you so much. I didn't even realize that about the third one not being a real "Time Line" my best work is yet to come, but perhaps not here?

I said B and C because they do not deal with hours and minuets. This puzzle was kinda vauge and squares really don;t translate that well into time measurements.

Not only was the teaser vague (I also had B and C), but it was not clear.

"'With the exception of one, five-day work week, I worked every day in September."

I interpretted this to mean that one week you only worked a five-day work week, while every other week in September you worked a seven-day work week. Of course, I wasn't sure if the five-day work week might not have still cause you to work more than 28 days in September because part of that week was in wither August or October.

"'With the exception of one, five-day work week, I worked every day in September."

I interpretted this to mean that one week you only worked a five-day work week, while every other week in September you worked a seven-day work week. Of course, I wasn't sure if the five-day work week might not have still cause you to work more than 28 days in September because part of that week was in wither August or October.

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