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Quantum CyberTeaser: September/October 1998


B242

Short fuse. You have two pieces of fuse, each of which burns in 1 minute. Use these pieces of fuse to time 45 seconds. You may not use scissors, and the burn rate can vary along the fuse.

Solution

Confusing fuses ...

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