Can You Solve The Two Rope Puzzle?

You have two ropes and a lighter. Each rope burns in 60 minutes, but the ropes do not burn at a constant rate. How can you measure 45 minutes by burning the ropes? Some of you might have heard this problem before. If so, try this variation: how can you measure 50 minutes? Watch the video for a solution to each problem. Blog (formal math proof using sequences): http://wp.me/p6aMk-4B9 If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Y... Google+: https://plus.google.com/1083366085665... Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwal... Tumblr: http://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent about 2 times a year): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4/5 stars on 23 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/150... "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/152... "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.5/5 stars on 11 reviews. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/151... "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/151... "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/151... "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.9/5 stars on 7 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/151... "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 3 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/150... "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/150...
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