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Rope Riddle

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Puzzle ID:#1641
Fun:*** (2.2)
Difficulty:* (0.75)
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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Jan 06, 2002

Or you could cut the rope in half
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.
Feb 24, 2002

or you could just set it in the middle so it would be 30 minutes when it reaches the end
May 28, 2002

rope doesn't always burn constantly... if you put that in the riddle it would make it better
Mar 24, 2003

There is a very similar puzzle in this category called "Measure 45 Minutes"
Jul 13, 2005

How about if you cut the rope in half??
May 05, 2006

there are a lot like these but that is by far the simplest
May 12, 2006

No matter what anyone else says, I thought that was really neat! Good job!
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!)

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