Tuesday, October 25, 2011


This is a bit a random question, but the answer has been bugging me for a long time, ok so….

On a microwave, if you push 60, then it will cook for 60 seconds or one minute. And if you also press 1:00 it will cook for one minute, or 60 seconds, right ?
Ok, well, this is my question is…

If you add 1:00 + 1:00 = 2:00 right ? So your food will cook for a total of two minutes. But if you add 60 seconds + 60 seconds it will only cook for one minute and twenty seconds. Eventhough 60 seconds is one minute ? I know, this is confusing question.

I guess to put into simplest term, how come 1 minute + 1 minute = 2 minutes but 60 seconds + 60 seconds is only one minute and twenty seconds ?


Yee said...

huh? since when 60s plus 60s it will cook for 1 min 20s? it will still cook for 2 min ah.. my microwave oven knows maths well n understand that there r 60s in 1 min.. haha~ so i nv hv this problem.

gniekaori said...

1 minute = 60 seconds
2 minute = (60+60) seconds

60 seconds itself is 1 minute, so.. where did that 20 seconds come from ah?