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