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I suggest between step 1. and 2. do a quick "stairmaster" or 10 min.
vigourous cardiovascular exercise and you will burn a lot of calories. (but
DO NOT go upstairs!)

Kasey Hemmatyar, P. Eng. (structural)
Vancouver, B.C. 

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At 09:06 AM 4/24/98 -0700, you wrote:
>1. Flip the first switch on for 10 min +/- 30 second.  8^)
>2. Flip the first switch off.
>3. Flip the second switch on
>4. Go up stair right away
>5. If the light is on, the second switch control the light
>6. If not, touch the light bulb
>7. If it is hot, the first switch control the light
>8. If it is cool, the third switch control the light
>
>HTH
>
>Frank
>
>Frank Yang, P.E.           
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>-----Original Message-----
>From:	lsmith(--nospam--at)ursgreiner.com [SMTP:lsmith(--nospam--at)ursgreiner.com]
>Sent:	Friday, April 24, 1998 5:26 AM
>To:	seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
>Subject:	Brainteaser
>
>OK, this has nothing to do with engineering, but you do need to think to
>figure it out, so, I believe we all qualify.  According to a friend of
>mine, this was a question from a MENSA test:
>
>There is a switchplate with three (3) switches in the basement of a house.
>Up the stairs in a room on the ground floor is a light bulb.  The new owner
>of the house knows that the light bulb is controlled by one of the three
>switches and is in the basement.  With only one trip up the stairs, how can
>the new owner determine which switch controls the light bulb?
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