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#1 bonanova

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 10:45 PM

You have a fuse that burns at an uneven rate, but it's symmetric about its midpoint.
Starting from either end, it burns completely in one hour.
What's the shortest time interval you can measure using the fuse?
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 10:48 PM

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 10:48 PM

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 10:49 PM

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You have a fuse that burns at an uneven rate, but it's symmetric about its midpoint.
Starting from either end, it burns completely in one hour.
What's the shortest time interval you can measure using the fuse?


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Posted 01 October 2008 - 11:07 PM

Spoiler for just to be different...

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 11:17 PM

You have a fuse that burns at an uneven rate, but it's symmetric about its midpoint.
Starting from either end, it burns completely in one hour.
What's the shortest time interval you can measure using the fuse?


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#7 shoeshine

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 11:19 PM

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 11:31 PM

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Ah, well in that case the answer is zero as you do not have a match to light the fuse either.
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 11:48 PM

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 11:55 PM

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Spoiler for another way of saying gthreat's answer

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