On the Subject of The Black Button

Just try to resist this one.

Read the resistance of each resistor as follows:

  • The first 3 color bands form a 3-digit number:
    • Black = 0
    • Brown = 1
    • Red = 2
    • Orange = 3
    • Yellow = 4
    • Green = 5
    • Blue = 6
    • Violet = 7
    • Gray = 8
    • White = 9
  • The 4th color band expresses a power of 10 (for example: orange = 10³ = 1000).

Calculate the total resistance R of the three resistors (R₁, R₂, R₃) connected in parallel as follows:

Multiply this resistance (in ohms) with the capacitance of the capacitor (in farads*) to obtain the amount of time required to fully charge it (in seconds).

Hold the button for the correct amount of time to fully charge the capacitor. Each component has a tolerance of ±10%, so any amount of time within that leeway is permissible. Ignore the bomb timer.

*1μF = 1 microfarad = 10-6 farads