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    You’re standing in a hallway with three light switches on the wall, each of which turns on a different lamp inside a closed room. You can’t see inside the room, and you can’t open the door except to enter the room. You can enter the room only once, and when you do, all the lamps must be turned off. How can you tell which switch turns on which lamp?

  • #9636

    Anonymous

    Turn the right switch on and leave it on for two minutes. After two minutes, turn on the middle switch and leave it on for one minute.
    When that minute is up, turn off both switches and enter the room. One light bulb will be hot, that is the 1st switch and one will be warm 2nd switch. The cold bulb will correspond to the switch you didn’t turn on.

  • #9639

    zuberu
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    Turn the right switch on and leave it on for two minutes. After two minutes, turn on the middle switch and leave it on for one minute.
    When that minute is up, turn off both switches and enter the room. One light bulb will be hot, that is the 1st switch and one will be warm 2nd switch. The cold bulb will correspond to the switch you didn’t turn on.

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