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Logic Puzzles by The Logic Fiend
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a teaser.
I'll start off simple.

You have two candles. Each burns for an hour. However, its behavior is erratic, in that it burns at a very nonconstant rate. Though it will take an hour to burn, the first fifth may take 59 minutes, and the rest will only 1 minute.

The situation is... you have these two candles and must measure 45 minutes of time. How do you do it? If you do not possess feces for brains, you should be able to answer this. Answer with a comment.

Solved by Wiggum1006 for 40 Protista Points.

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14 Comments.


you use a stopwatch/timer..duh
aznkuo on 2003-06-20 01:35:30

use ur eyes
and watch it and record into a journal, and then compare conklushsion
dean on 2003-06-20 04:53:41


I would use some sort of timer.
freakystyley on 2003-06-20 08:07:35


Use a timer!
NycZ_john on 2003-06-20 08:40:18


Candle one: light both sides
Candle two: light one side at the same time you light Candle One.
When candle one burns out, light the other side of candle two.
That should be 45 minutes total by the time the second candle burns out.
-Courtesy of my roommate Danny.
Wiggum1006 on 2003-06-20 11:38:23

Wiggum wins!
It seems many people decided on using a timer, even though that defeats the whole point of the problem--which is to somehow put these inconsistently burning candles to use.
thelogicfiend on 2003-06-21 01:28:33


I guess I haave shit as brains.
Heather on 2003-06-21 02:50:14

I DIDNT SAY TIMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I SAID JOURNAL!!!I SAID JOURNAL!!!I SAID JOURNAL NOT TIMER!!!WTH R U TALKING ABOUT??????????????????????
dean on 2003-06-21 09:49:07

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dean on 2003-06-21 10:54:28


what was the question again? =|
cronical on 2003-06-21 04:40:37

re: cronical
How do you measure 45 minutes of time using these 2 candles?
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