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Hungry Termites

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Puzzle ID:#17740
Fun:*** (2.55)
Difficulty:*** (2.96)
Category:Math
Submitted By:JakeAadminus*mod!!!
Corrected By:jimbo

 

 

 



You have two very hungry termites and two sticks of wood. One stick of wood is 12 inches long and the other is 16 inches long. One termite can eat sticks at the rate of 1 inch every 3 minutes. The other termite can eat 1 inch in 4 minutes. How would you use the termites and sticks to measure 61 minutes?

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