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Broken Toaster

Age 7 to 11 Short
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Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working, so when two slices of bread go in side-by-side, each slice is toasted on one side after 2 minutes, but not on the other.

What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?

What about four slices? Five slices?