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stevrosb74
Icarian Member

 Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:07 pm    Post subject: 1 Another solution is a) set both 7min and 4min timers running b) as soon as 4min has run out, flip it c) as soon as 7min has run out, flip it. This will mean you have exactly 1 min left of the 4min timer. d) as soon as that 1min has run out, flip it. This will mean you still have 6 mins left of your 7min timer. e) as soon as your 4min timer has run out, start cooking your egg. f) as you still have 2mins remaining on your 7 min timer just flip it as soon as it runs out, wait for that to run out and...hey presto! one 9min egg!
Zag
Unintentionally offensive old coot

 Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:27 pm    Post subject: 2 Hi stevrosb74, Welcome to Grey Labyrinth. I suspect that you meant for this to be a reply to something.(?) I'm not sure if my newly-acquired admin powers would enable me to move it, but I would have to know where it was meant to go in order to do so. Edit: Ahh, I see that you are commenting on this, a front-page puzzle. It was old enough not to have any discussion thread already started for it. Nine Minute Egg I'm not sure what the right policy is, so I'm going to leave this here and let someone else do the right thing with it.
stevrosb74
Icarian Member

 Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:59 pm    Post subject: 3 Thanks m'man! Very decent of you. It written on the back of a min-eureka moment and further more, discovering that the official solution was different to mine! Apologies for not stating the reason or attaching a link
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