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Old 11-08-2012
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Re: Riddles with a Prize, by Mantus Anchors

There are so many ways to answer such a loosley put question.

The simplest solution is to go upstairs, make that one trip to the attic, and stay there while my apprentice throws the three switches in sequence. Every electrician has an apprentice.

If my apprentice has done something foolish like die on the job, I can still do the job solo. I plug 3 cheap radios into the three light bulb sockets, using the socket plug adapter that everyone has in their toolbox. #1 is tuned to classical, #3 to rock, #3 to talk radio. As I turn on each switch, I note which station starts playing.

And if all the radio stations have gone off the air, I just wait until nighfall. I look out the window while turning on the lights, and note which window, which light, has turned on with each switch.

SO many solutions, Mantus! As Aerosmith sang, Toys in the Attic! Toys!
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