George was told to use the sticks to measure 2½ hours. What did he do? At a game show, George was given 3 wax sticks with a wick running along its length, each of which would take 2 hrs to burn, if lit at one end. The sticks were uneven in dimension (that is thicker at some places compared to the rest of the rope), hence if you cut the stick into two equal pieces you cannot assume that it would take one hour for them to burn. George was told to use the sticks to measure 2½ hours. What did he do?