This is a bit of a random question, but the answer ha sbeen 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. (Following me?)
AND if you also press 1:00 it will cook for one minute, or 60 seconds. (Right, right?)
OK! Well, my question is....
If you add 1:00 + 1:00 it is = 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. Even though 60 seconds is one minute?
(I know, confusing question.)
I guess to put it into simpliest terms, How come 1 minute + 1 minute = 2 minutes, but 60 seconds + 60 seconds = only one minute and twenty seconds?
60 Seconds and 1 minute aren't really the same?
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Don't buy your next micro from Walmart.

Because the microwave you are using has no logic to convert 120 seconds into 2 minutes.

Makes sense to me.
60 + 60 = 120. 1 minute 20 seconds is 1:20.
Not exactly rocket science 
This riddle is hard.
My guess is if you type 60 seconds twice, the microwave figures you're going to cook two small things like burritos, and reduces the total time to prevent you from stupidly overheating them.
Whereas if you type in 1:00 then it assumes you're cooking something big, like a chicken, and may well need 4 or 5 minutes at least of cooking time before it's done. Then it doesn't interfere.
Just another one of those "smart" electronics basically. 
The microwave figures? Ha ha ha ha.

That microwave goes to 100, not just 60. It's for when you need that extra push to your meal.

pop_pop!_v2.2.1 wrote:
Because the microwave you are using has no logic to convert 120 seconds into 2 minutes.
Specifically, it can't convert 60 seconds + 60 seconds into the right answer, 2 minutes. Instead, it just adds the two values together.
I'm not sure why this is so hard for some. 
pop_pop!_v2.2.1 wrote:
pop_pop!_v2.2.1 wrote:
Because the microwave you are using has no logic to convert 120 seconds into 2 minutes.
Specifically, it can't convert 60 seconds + 60 seconds into the right answer, 2 minutes. Instead, it just adds the two values together.
I'm not sure why this is so hard for some.
We have retarded poster here. Please be nice to him. 
pop_pop is so clueless. I am glad everyone else still makes sense.

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So pushing 60 seconds + 60 seconds will cook for 1:20, fine.
What happens if you push 1:00 + 60 seconds? It should cook for 2:40, right?? 
1 2 3 green wrote:
So pushing 60 seconds + 60 seconds will cook for 1:20, fine.
What happens if you push 1:00 + 60 seconds? It should cook for 2:40, right??
Believe me, it would be a lot. I would be a lot. 
I know just how you feel.
One time when I was recovering from a KILLER meal the night before and I thought I might as well microwave myself some food to give myself a chance to rest and be ready for some more hard cooking in the upcoming days. As a result I wasn't counting each minute per se (2,4,5, etc) but the time entered into the microwave undercooked my meal until it was burnt to a crisp. 
LDOPA wrote:
This is a bit of a random question, but the answer ha sbeen 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. (Following me?)
AND if you also press 1:00 it will cook for one minute, or 60 seconds. (Right, right?)
OK! Well, my question is....
If you add 1:00 + 1:00 it is = 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. Even though 60 seconds is one minute?
(I know, confusing question.)
I guess to put it into simpliest terms, How come 1 minute + 1 minute = 2 minutes, but 60 seconds + 60 seconds = only one minute and twenty seconds?
Is this a combination microwave and calculator? How are you adding the 60 seconds? 
LDOPA wrote:
This is a bit of a random question, but the answer ha sbeen 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. (Following me?)
AND if you also press 1:00 it will cook for one minute, or 60 seconds. (Right, right?)
OK! Well, my question is....
If you add 1:00 + 1:00 it is = 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. Even though 60 seconds is one minute?
(I know, confusing question.)
I guess to put it into simpliest terms, How come 1 minute + 1 minute = 2 minutes, but 60 seconds + 60 seconds = only one minute and twenty seconds?
Your microwave has a + button on it? 
Bad Wigins wrote:
This riddle is hard.
My guess is if you type 60 seconds twice, the microwave figures you're going to cook two small things like burritos, and reduces the total time to prevent you from stupidly overheating them.
Whereas if you type in 1:00 then it assumes you're cooking something big, like a chicken, and may well need 4 or 5 minutes at least of cooking time before it's done. Then it doesn't interfere.
Just another one of those "smart" electronics basically.
The moment you realize your microwave is smarter than you are must be a tough moment to relive.
thanks for sharing. 
Most microwaves will interpret the time you enter in seconds up until 99 seconds.
60 = 1:00
90 = 1:30
99 = 1:39
However, once you hit 100 or above, it interprets the time you are entering time in minutes.
100 = 1:00
110 = 1:10
120 = 1:20
Does this answer your question? 
That's wrong Mr. foo, Here's why.
Let's say b=a, where a and b equal 0.2
Multiply both sides by b
b^2=ab
Subtract a^2 from both sides
b^2âˆ’a^2=abâˆ’a^2
Factor it out
(b+a)(bâˆ’a)=a(bâˆ’a)
divide both sides by (ba)
b+a=a
Add 0.8 to both sides
b+a+0.8=a+0.8
since b=0.2 and a=0.2, we plug it in and...
0.2+0.2+0.8=0.2+0.8
and
1.20=1.00
which can be written as
0.6+0.6=1.00
your microwave is correct. 
I can't wait for my driverless car. Let's say I want to drive 60mph for 1 hour. Punch in the numbers and my car takes off at 160mph.