What did someone do that made you think they were really smart? by Mohít
Answer by Mohít:
THE TIME TRIANGLE
It was my 3rd year in college. Our semester’s exams were going on and our newly appointed VC ( vice chancellor ) has altered few examination rules like no wrist watches will be allowed in the examination hall, scientific calculator will be allowed but without its cover and few more.
So few minutes after starting of exam, students would start shouting, calling examiner and enquiring for how much time is left. I am a guy with poor concentration so I complained about this disturbance to the examiner. Somehow we gave that exam in all that noise.
In the next exam when I entered the hall I saw a triangle drew on board and over it was written in bold “The time triangle” like this :
Exam duration was 2 hours so the triangle was divided in 4 parts each of half hour duration, and the last half hour was further divided into 3 parts each of 10 minutes duration. Just like this :
After every 30 minutes examiner would go to the board, fill/hatch that half hour portion and a complete silence was maintained in the hall.