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If it is saturday in Honolulu what day is it in Tokyo

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if it is saturday in Honolulu what day is it in Tokyo
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Scott replied 9 years ago.


The answer will vary depending on what time it is...

Do you know what time it is on Saturday in Honolulu?



Customer: replied 9 years ago.
the question pertains to any time of the day , basically the answer we have in a book is that it is always sunday if it is saturday in Honolulu. This questions and aswer are being challenged by a middle school class to the book editors
Expert:  Scott replied 9 years ago.


Well you are right, because it is not *always* Sunday in Japan!

Tokyo is Greenwich time + 9 hours (

Honolulu is Greenwich time - 10 hours (

That means they are 19 hours apart (Tokyo is 19 hours ahead of Honolulu).

If, for example, it's 2 AM on Saturday morning in Honolulu, it will be 9 PM on Saturday evening in Tokyo. Since the difference is only 19 hrs, and not 24, the book's statement is false.

Let me know if you have any questions. If not, thanks for pressing "Accept".


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