Measure Time with Candle

There are two candles. Both will only burn exactly for an hour. How will you use these two candles to measure forty-five minutes?




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In 2007, a puzzle was released and $2 million prizes were offered for the first complete solution. The competition ended at noon on 31 December 2010, with no solution being found. Wiki