Time Trial Puzzle


If you have an 11 minute and 13 minute hourglass, how can you accurately time 15 minutes?

leonard0_da_vinci Guru Asked on 11th August 2015 in Logic Puzzles.
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    Start both hourglasses then when the 11 minute hourglass has finished immediately flip it again. When the 13 minute hourglass runs out the 11 minute hourglass will have 9 minutes left, so flip it and it will last another 2 minutes, 13 minutes + 2 minutes = 15 minutes.

    leonard0_da_vinci Guru Answered on 11th August 2015.
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