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Classic Logical Interview Puzzle Solution - 20 November

I have two rectangular wires.
Both of them have property that when i light the fire from one end , it will take 60 minutes to get completely burn.
However they do not burn at consistent speed (i.e it might be possible 1st 20% burn in 50 minutes and 80% can burn in 10 minutes).

So how could i measure 45 minutes ?

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Solution

Steps:
A) burn 1st wire from both end and 2nd wire from one end

B) After 30 minutes(when 1st wire gets completely burned out) , burn the second wire from 2nd end as well

C) when 2nd run completely gets burned , you know its 45 minutes