Time Dilation problem I understand Time Dilation and most of the principals involved. However I am still stuck on this one lingering question that I can’t make sense out of. If anyone could answer this I would really appreciate it. Given: 1. Person A is the traveler 2. Person B is stationary The next two are calculated via the Lorentz Transformation 3. If Person A travels at 50% the speed of light then one year for Person A is equivalent to 1.15 years for Person B 4. If Person A travels at 99.99% the speed of light then one year for Person A is equivalent to 70.71 years for Person B Here’s the lead up to my question: Person A is going to the best burrito shop in the galaxy located on Planet X. This planet is exactly one light year away. He will bring back two burritos for himself and Person B to eat. Let’s calculate how long Person B will be waiting. If Person A travels at 50% the speed of light it will take 4 years to return (two years over and two years back). By this time 4.60 years would have passed for Person B (4x1.15) If Person A travels at 99.99% the speed of light it will take 2 years to return (It will take a tiny bit longer than two years but this discrepancy is negligible for this problem). In this scenario 141.42 years would have passed for Person B (2x70.71). Which brings me to the question: If I send someone to get me lunch on another planet, the faster they travel the longer I have to wait?