# Did Anyone Get Confused By The Wording Of The Time Dilation Question (1 Viewer)

#### dieselboi

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WTF?

I THINK IT WAS MULTI CHOICE. BUT IT CONFUSED ME!!!!

#### xiao1985

##### Active Member
ohhhhh dat....... i wasnt' sure..... was the answer d??

#### dnt stop runnin

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yeh the wording was a bit annoying........i ended up putting d

#### dieselboi

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SORRY DUDE CANT REMEMBER. I WAS TOO PISSED OFF ABOUT THE FACT THAT I DIDNT KNOW WHAT THEY WERE ASKING! DAMNIT. WHAT WAS D?

#### smeyo

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yeah i went back and was undure but left it as d just incase cause dont both see each other as time going quicker.... wasnt realy sure so left it at first choice

#### Belle

##### You should be dancing
D was 16.7 or something like that. It looked like a trick q. but I hope it wasn't coz I put d.

#### Takuya

##### Banned
I initially substituted the wrong t values for stationary and moving t and received 8 or something...

Then I checked it and saw that it should be 16.67 (or something like that), because time goes slower on the space shuttle.

#### smeyo

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yeah i hpe they didnt put trick questions in that wouldnt be very nice

#### dieselboi

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YEAH I THINK I WENT " OH YEAH YOU TRICKY BASTARDS, IM NOT GONNA FALL FOR THAT" SO I WENT FO 10. SHIT AYE!... OH WELL JUST ONE MARK.

#### dieselboi

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SILLY MISTAKE IF EVER I MADE ONE!

it was B
go check

#### dieselboi

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IT WAS B??????? I THINK THATS WHAT I PUT. IS THAT RIGHT? I THOUGHT THEY WERE BEING MEAN AND WANTED TO TRICK US

#### DC10

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would be funny if the question was ambiguous.... :apig:

anyhow. i put D. i just realised after the exam it COULD be B - suppose B is the twin paradox? - the 'twin' on earth argues he's younger and the 'twin' on the spaceship also argues that he's young? something like that? :mad1: yes. blame it ALL on the BoS!:mad1: :mad1: :mad1:

#### Bannanafish

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people it is B!!!!!
can't be D

from the perspective of the astronaut the earth is moving, clock on earth must run slow therefore <10!!!!

#### dieselboi

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'Why let the HSC fuck you up? aint it better to fuck the HSC yourself?'
HAHAHAHAHA DC10 I LOVE THAT QUOTE!

YEAH WELL LETS HOPE THEY WE'RE THE SAME SORT OF DICKHEADS THAT MADE THE 2U MATHS EXAM! MAYBE SUBCONSCIOUSLY I WAS THINKING IN DA BACK OF MY MIND HEY THESE GUYS ARE NOBS, THEY WOULD STAB US IN DA BACK LIKE WHAT THEY DID IN MATHS....

#### dieselboi

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HEHEHEHE

Originally posted by Bannanafish
people it is B!!!!!
can't be D

from the perspective of the astronaut the earth is moving, clock on earth must run slow therefore <10!!!!

HEY MAN I JUST THOUGHT, HOW FUNNY WOULD IT BE IF WE GOT TOP MARKS FOR IT!! AND EVERYONE ELSE FKED IT UP!
YAY FOR US, EVEN THOUGH WE PROB GOT IT WRONG!

#### ~TeLEpAtHeTiC~

##### Aesthetically Challenged
hmm i put d.. my logic was... (To) equaled 10 yrs..becuase thats what he meaured on his ship...
and with all thew working out..i got the 17.6 nswer (d)

hmm.. confusing... but meh probs got it wrong..one of only ones but..that exam was easy!!

#### Bannanafish

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Re: HEHEHEHE

Originally posted by dieselboi
HEY MAN I JUST THOUGHT, HOW FUNNY WOULD IT BE IF WE GOT TOP MARKS FOR IT!! AND EVERYONE ELSE FKED IT UP!
YAY FOR US, EVEN THOUGH WE PROB GOT IT WRONG!
not exacly... i put d but i know thats wrong now...

#### new1

##### New Member
i also put D
i was wondering if it was 6, but as he travels away, relative to the space ship, the earth is travelling away from it. That means that each would see the other as 16.7

#### Belle

##### You should be dancing
Originally posted by DC10
anyhow. i put D. i just realised after the exam it COULD be B - suppose B is the twin paradox? - the 'twin' on earth argues he's younger and the 'twin' on the spaceship also argues that he's young? something like that?
Yay, someone else thought of that! That was my reasoning... I thought that the earth isn't really moving, only the spaceship is, and therefore the clock on earth must be slower. It only looks like it is moving from the astronaut's perspective but really it isn't.

However I thought that this supported the answer being D...