Fuse on fire: Bogus solution?
I have to say, the provided solution seems bogus. The whole point of the fuse is to give the bomber sufficient time to escape the blast range before the bomb explodes.
I think that's why it's labeled 'a-ha!'
Well the puzzle said he's mad, so you could take that to mean suicidal :)
Well the puzzle does specifically ask for him to "arrange the fuses" so that the bomb goes off at the right time.
I have been trying to find a solution to a similar problem. Instead of two fuses taking 30 secs to burn each you have two that take 1 hour to burn each and you have to time 45 mins.what is the solution
Light one end of one fuse and both ends of the other. When the second fuse is totally burned out, light the other end of the first fuse.
I agree that allowing the bomber to light things twice is bogus. The word "arrange" sure implies cutting, twisting, etc, and lighting the resulting arrangement only once.
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