How Many Minutes in a Second Puzzle?


“How many minutes in a second?”
Wwith the stipulation being that the answer is “a four letter word in everyday use that is not ‘zero’ or ‘nada’ or ‘none'” (none of which would really be correct anyway).

SherlockHolmes Expert Asked on 25th July 2015 in Logic Puzzles.
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    As you only need to be seconded once to be put in the minutes of the meeting.

    neha Genius Answered on 25th July 2015.
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    Possible answer could be:

    Part, term, quad or span

    Talking about longitude:

    1 minute = 1 nautical mile ~ 1852 meters

    Earth spins at 465.1 m/s
    So it takes 4 second to move 1 minute longitude.
    So Earth spins 1/4 minutes per second(one fourth or a quarter).
    Thesaurus says that the possible synonyms for One fourth(or quarter) are:
    part, term, quad, span

    neha Genius Answered on 25th July 2015.
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