Puzzles & Quizzes

# Can You Solve the Steak Flipping Logic Puzzle?

Ready for a flashback to middle school math class? The steak-flipping logic puzzle featured in "Fundrum My Conundrum: A Book of Riddles" by Ray Epstein and Ben Kovler is a simple algebra problem that might throw you off a bit. And if you have a small grill at home, this fun brain teaser might actually help you solve a summer barbecue problem of your own. Keep reading for the puzzle and the answer. Good luck!

## Here's the Puzzle

It's summertime, and you want to fire up the grill on your back porch and cook some steaks for you and your two friends. You're all strapped for time, so you need to cook these three steaks quickly. The only problem is your humble little grill can only fit two steaks at a time. It takes exactly 10 minutes to grill one side of a steak on your grill, and you, obviously, need to cook both sides of all three steaks. What is the minimum amount of time it would take to grill both sides of all three steaks? Hurry up! Your friends are getting hungry.

Can you solve it? Give it a try, and scroll down when you're ready to read the answer.