# What timezone am I?

It was 17:52 in the evening and I couldn’t wait for my class to finish. Only 8 more minutes… I really hate night school!

I sat there pondering the stuff on the blackboard and wondering why he wrote it only 8 minutes before class let out. It reads:

Class, I have a quest ion: What time zone are we in?

Of course I know what time zone I’m in, so why would he be asking this.

Wondering if it was a trick question, I pondered over it.

Earlier in the class I couldn’t help but notice the professor had scribbled a note on the window:

My cat needs food.

Curious, I wondered why he would put that for everyone to see.

While attempting to figure it all out, I get a text from a distant friend.

Them: hey

Me: hey! hows Vik?

Them: <3 love

Them: you eat dinner yet?

Me: no, in class

Me: you have breakfast yet?

Them: yeah, ate at 8 (lol), 7 min ago

Me: lucky, i'm starving

The professor looks around and taps on the blackboard to ensure everyone was working.

I then realize he is just as bored as we are and it’s not a trick question. He just wanted to keep us busy for the last few minutes… so I write down my current time zone and hand it in.

Info:

All times are standard, no daylight savings.

If you answer with the other one, it might just be correct.

Edit

After further research, I realize that the friend location is in one of those shared time zones despite the fact that it sits in another time zone. So, it might be a bit deceiving when looking at time zones.

• So the space in "quest ion" is a typo? Oct 2, 2018 at 21:22
• @chux it is not Oct 2, 2018 at 21:29
• Hmmm, so somehow "quest" next to "ion" fits into this puzzle - I do not see how yet. Oct 2, 2018 at 21:52
• @chux I actually explained it in the accepted answer comment. Oct 2, 2018 at 21:53

(UTC+8:45)

Reason:

If the time is 17:52 for you, and 8:07 for your friend, the time difference is -9:45. The 45 minute timezone is very rare, so it is one of a few places. The text message says "how's Vik", there is a town in Iceland called Vik, and Iceland is UTC-1, so you are in Eucla, Australia (UTC+8:45).

• I'm sorry, but this is not correct. There are clues to the actual GMT in the question, and the friend location Oct 2, 2018 at 15:18
• @CodeLikeBeaker Edited :) Oct 2, 2018 at 15:29
• This is correct :) Vik is actually +0, while it sits in the -1 time zone, it's actually +0. But I guess it just depends on what site you look at for reference Oct 2, 2018 at 15:30
• @CodeLikeBeaker well I'm in England and I looked up Iceland timezone and it said 15:30 and it's 16:30 for me. I'm used to being UTC+0 as GMT but forget how DST affects that so just put -1 :) Oct 2, 2018 at 15:32
• I'm still confused by "My cat needs food" though, He wrote it on a window so I tried to write it down flipped, as if looking from the other side, but couldn't decipher it. Oct 2, 2018 at 15:33

You are in

Nepal, UTC +5:45,