Burning fuse puzzle

22 Aug

A great little puzzle this one…

You have two fuses, each of them will burn for exactly one hour. However, the rate of burning is not consistent, meaning that burning half of one of the fuses would not necessarily give half an hour.

How can you measure 45 minutes using these two fuses?


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