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Puzzle ID:#3367
Fun:*** (2.27)
Difficulty:** (1.45)
Submitted By:AbdulAziz**
Corrected By:chidam11




You are given a thread 1' long. Now hold the thread from two different ends. Pull the thread with exactly equal amount of force applied from both ends and exactly opposite direction.

At what point will the thread break?

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Apr 12, 2002

I thought you ment point as in when and i said immeditally
Feb 13, 2003

I also thought you meant when will it break and not where, so I said when the force exceeds the tensile strength of the thread.
Aug 04, 2006

Ah, I assumed the thread was an ideal one. Very nice though.
Sep 07, 2006

good 1
Apr 29, 2007

this is a brain teaser?
Apr 22, 2015

You are the weakest link.

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