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# Measure 45 Minutes

You have two ropes. Each takes exactly 60 minutes to burn. They are made of different material so even though they take the same amount of time to burn, they burn at separate rates. In addition, each rope burns inconsistently. How do you measure out exactly 45 minutes?

### Answer

Take one rope and burn it at both ends.At the same time, burn one end of the

other rope. When the first rope finishes

burning (ie. 30 minutes), light the other

end of the remaining rope (half of the

remaining 30 minutes gives you 15 minutes)

When it burns out, that`s 45 minutes.

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