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TikTok users are baffled by simple question about time


Thousands are divided over this VERY simple question about time – so what’s your answer?

  • TikTok user Erica Mallett proposed a ‘simple’ question about the time to fans
  • She asked: ‘If you move forward a meeting at noon by two hours what time is it?’
  • There were people who thought the answer was 10am, while others said 2pm
  • The answer depends on how you perceive yourself and in what time 

A woman has stunned the internet with a relatively easy question about time but not everyone is so sure of the answer.

Erica Mallett, who goes by @erica_mallett on TikTok, shared the innocent-sounding question with her followers to gauge their reaction: ‘You don’t truly know someone until you’ve asked them’.

‘You could have known them for 10, 15 years. You could feel like you know them inside out but the answer to this question will change everything you think you knew about them.’

So what was the question? 

TikTok users are baffled by simple question about time

Erica Mallett, who goes by @erica_mallett on TikTok, shared the innocent-sounding question with her followers to gauge their reaction: ‘You don’t truly know someone until you’ve asked them’

‘If I say we have a meeting at midday and then I say, “Can we move it forward two hours?”, what time is that?’ She said.

Viewers were extremely torn between the answers 10am or 2pm, with some arguing moving the time forward meant 2pm but bringing it forward meant 10am.

‘People saying 2pm actually don’t understand how time works,’ one woman said.

‘Anyone not saying 10am is just wrong,’ said another. 

Poll

What answer do you get to the simple question?

  • 10am 167 votes
  • 2pm 78 votes

Erica created a secondary video to explain why she thought her fans were coming to different conclusions. 

‘If you see yourself as moving through time, then you’re moving towards 2pm and you will say 2pm,’ she said.

‘If you see time as moving through you, you will say 10am.’

One woman hilariously replied: ‘I’m trying to figure out how I got 4pm’.

‘I’m Finnish, just tell me the new time you are proposing,’ said another. 

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