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Podcaster explaining confused co-host why a quarter of an hour isn’t 25 minutes is comedic gold

The podcast host tried his best to understand what a quarter means when denoting time and his confusion prompted hilarious reactions.

Podcaster explaining confused co-host why a quarter of an hour isn’t 25 minutes is comedic gold
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Mathematics need not be everyone's cup of tea. But since it's an unavoidable part of existence, we must learn a few basic things about the subject to survive easily. Cameron Kennedy and Peyton Hardin, hosts of the popular talk show, "You Should Know Podcast," recently posted a video on TikTok where Kennedy cleared up a big misunderstanding that Hardin had about what a "quarter" really meant in terms of time. The clip, which is captioned, "What is quarter?" has gained 2.7 million views and 172.7K likes on the social media site. 

Image Source: TikTok | @yskpodcastt
Image Source: TikTok | @yskpodcastt

The video begins with Hardin expressing how he doesn't like when people use "quarter" while referring to time. His co-host gives off a puzzled expression and states that people probably have their reasons for doing so. Hardin is quite enraged about this issue. He sits up in his seat and inquires, "What's a quarter?" He then goes on to reveal how he got to know this year that a quarter did not mean 25 minutes of time. 

Image Source: TikTok | @yskpodcastt
Image Source: TikTok | @yskpodcastt

Kennedy clarifies that it is indeed 15 minutes and not 25 minutes. Hardin is still not convinced and asks his co-host to explain. Kennedy states, "You're thinking straight to currency. A quarter is a fourth. That's all a quarter is. A quarter is a fourth of anything." As he says this, Hardin can be seen trying hard to understand this new bit of information and asks for further elaboration. 

Kennedy goes on to give an example of how the quarter of 10 is 2.5. After hearing this, Hardin asks, "Where is this 15 coming from?" Kennedy then goes on to highlight how an hour consists of 60 minutes, which, when broken into fourths, will mean that a quarter is 15 minutes. Hardin is really not happy with this newfound knowledge and exclaims, "When did we start speaking in currency?" He then actively compares how the American currency system is the primary source of confusion for him, which gets his co-host laughing. 

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Image Source: TikTok | @jburkemusic
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Image Source: TikTok | @diarrheamuncher1

The clip concludes with Kennedy pointing out how absurd it is to "fuse" currency and time. People were quite shocked to see Hardin's confusion and dropped hilarious comments on the post. @thisisgenofeve commented, "Did he not realize there are 60 minutes in an hour? I thought 'quarter to' or 'quarter past' was a basic concept taught in primary school." @chunkmunky pointed out, "He said, 'I didn't learn this until this year,' which is hilarious, but then when you realize he didn't actually learn anything." 

A common sentiment among many people about maths is that it contains many unnecessary concepts that cannot be used in real life. However, Stanford alum and math enthusiast Hamza Alsamraee addressed the problem in a LinkedIn post. He wrote, "I'll never solve a partial differential equation for work. But why is that the standard we judge the value of learning by?" Alsamraee emphasized how college was not a vocational training program and that it was meant to provoke a person's curiosity and expand their horizons. He wrote, "If you want 'real world' learning, go to a boot camp/trade school, etc. There's nothing wrong with that. But trying to turn college into trade school is stupid."

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