# Dagon comments on Excuses and validity - Less Wrong

1 13 March 2017 03:44AM

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Comment author: 13 March 2017 08:45:41PM 0 points [-]

I'm confused about the meta - is it intended to be an algebra problem? Was the halfway point in words or time? I guess only words makes sense - if it took 2 hours total, and you slowed down considerably 1 hour in, how could the second hour take longer than an hour? You must mean you wrote quickly for some time X, during which you got half the text completed, and the second half of the text took Y time, Y > X and X + Y = 2h.

Or you mean it should have taken two hours to write, but actually took longer because after an hour you slowed down.

Comment author: 13 March 2017 10:33:05PM 0 points [-]

You must mean you wrote quickly for some time X, during which you got half the text completed, and the second half of the text took Y time, Y > X and X + Y = 2h.

y>x, X + Y = 2h.

Sometimes information is hard to get concise the first time. I have to get up, walk away, do somthing else and come back with the right words in the right order.