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## Rope Riddle

Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.

 Puzzle ID: #1641 Fun: (2.19) Difficulty: (0.76) Category: Logic Submitted By: Nishoo

You have a piece of thick rope which when set fire to at any end, burns for exactly an hour. How will you use it to measure half an hour ?

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 lyddia Jan 06, 2002 Or you could cut the rope in half whassup14 Jan 07, 2002 it would be easier to put the two ends of the rope together so the rope bends in the middle and then a half hour would be when it burned to the bend. then you could use the other half of the rope for the next half hour. watupchicks Feb 24, 2002 or you could just set it in the middle so it would be 30 minutes when it reaches the end lizard450 May 28, 2002 rope doesn't always burn constantly... if you put that in the riddle it would make it better jimbo Mar 24, 2003 There is a very similar puzzle in this category called "Measure 45 Minutes" curby Jul 13, 2005 How about if you cut the rope in half?? jntrcs May 05, 2006 there are a lot like these but that is by far the simplest teen_wiz May 12, 2006 No matter what anyone else says, I thought that was really neat! Good job! 4demo Dec 04, 2007 Clever solution! I also thought to just fold it in half, but your way was much more interesting! (though twice as risky!)