The Burning Rope Logic Puzzle

The Burning Rope Logic Puzzle

The burning rope problem is a logic puzzle that doesn't require math, or pen and paper. It goes at follows: You have two ropes and a lighter. Each rope has the following property: If you light one end of the rope, it will take one hour to burn to the other end. They don't necessarily burn at a uniform rate. How can you measure a period of 45 minutes? The video below gives a hint and explains the solution.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    This is the burning rope problem logic puzzle: (0:06)

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    Hint: Both ropes would take longer than 45 min. to burn, if you only lit one end. (1:22)

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    Here is the solution to the burning rope problem logic puzzle: (2:08)

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