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    I was wondering if anyone has a decent way of understanding which is which t in time dilation.

    t' = t/ ....

    We were taught that

    t' = the stationary observer
    t = the moving observer

    But some questions it doesn't play out like that, also if one observer is moving at a constant speed, which one would you know is actually moving
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    That's the whole point of relativity. There is no absolute stationary observer. Each observer observes time dilation in the clocks of the other.

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