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Taken from my friend Dan's webpage:
This is the actual test given by Microsoft to prospective employees.

"U2" has a concert that starts in 17 minutes and they must all cross a bridge to get there.
All four men begin on the same side of the bridge. You must help them across to the other side. It is night.
There is one flashlight. A maximum of two people can cross at one time.
Any party who crosses, either 1 or 2 people, must have the flashlight with them.
The flashlight must be walked back and forth, it cannot be thrown, etc. Each band member walks at a different speed.
A pair must walk together at the rate of the slower man's pace:

Bono: - 1 minute to cross
Edge: - 2 minutes to cross
Adam: - 5 minutes to cross
Larry: - 10 minutes to cross

Ex: If Bono and Larry walk across first, 10 minutes have elapsed when they get to the other side of the bridge.
If Larry then returns with the flashlight, a total of 20 minutes have passed and you have failed the mission.

Note: There are two solutions to this. And as usual, this is logical puzzle with no tricks involved.

Comment from Dan: This was pretty easy. If you are planning to work at Microsoft, I hope you got this with breeze.

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argh I cant get this to work under 19 minutes!
 

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Iridium130 said:
argh I cant get this to work under 19 minutes!
Same here!
 

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Hey Vince, what's the answer?
:dunno:
 

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kuwolde said:
Hey Vince, what's the answer?
:dunno:
Comment from Dan: This was pretty easy.

Answer:
Bono and Edge go: 2min
Edge comes back: 2min
Adam and Larry go: 10min
Bono comes back: 1min
Bono and Edge go: 2min

Note: Switch Edge and Bono on line 2 and line 4 and it still works.
 

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I hate logic problems. They make me feel stupid.
 

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bioyuki said:
I hate logic problems. They make me feel stupid.
I didn't even get close.

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bill gates will be much better off without me working for him anyway
 
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