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Dark Room

Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.

 

Puzzle ID:#4481
Fun:** (2.08)
Difficulty:** (1.61)
Category:Logic
Submitted By:kkats4***

 

 

 



A man walks into a dark room with only one match. What does he light first, a birthday candle (one that would go on a cake but in this case isn't on one), a regular candle, or a bonfire? The match is lit.




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Comments

bluetwo*
Jun 13, 2002

i still don't see why he can't light the regular candle first...
mad-adeAhu*
Jun 13, 2002

me neither
einat16Ail
Jun 13, 2002

me neither
Mogmatt16Ava*
Jun 14, 2002

ditto
piffle*
Jun 14, 2002

I agree with you.
Drunky*ca
Jun 16, 2002

agreed
kkats4*
Jun 16, 2002

because if he lit the regular candle first the birthday one would fall over, he keeps holding the birthday candle. The regular candle has a stronger base and stays up by itself.
librashorty
Jun 25, 2002

uhhh....okkkay
madman44
Jun 26, 2002

You never mentioned a base on the regular candle. Without one it too would easily fall over.
Dina_2002*
Jul 01, 2002

whateve
dumbell**
Aug 22, 2002

the birthday candle would be my last choice. it will burn out the quickest giving less time to light the bonfire. Light the normal candle first and carry it as you can then put down the match, next light the bonfire. you can then use either to light the birthday candle. I assume by the thinking that whoever set this is still quite young. good on you for submitting but think it through a litle more.
speedyg1000*
Dec 02, 2002

not a lot of substance to this one, sounds like it was thought up but not thoroughly. A little too many possibilities.
jimbo*au*
Mar 24, 2003

Where I come from, a bonfire is a pile of brush and logs that could boil half of Antarctica. Who has one of these in a room?
CLIFFAus*
Aug 03, 2004

YOU'D LIGHT THE MATCH FIRST
Rmarzbar
Aug 30, 2004

Cliff: read...

"The match is lit."
Pop_Qla*
Jun 21, 2005

I agree with Cliff. Shouldn't you light the match first? And (sorry,m I forget who) but whoever made a comment after Cliff, it never said the match was already lit. So, yeah... you would light the match first, but if you are oinly talking about the birthday candle, regualr candle, and bon fire, then it wouldn't matter. Do whatever order YOU feel best... I mean if the base isn't strong or will melt, then just move the candles farther apart. Yeah?
Pop_Qla*
Jun 21, 2005

I agree with Cliff. Shouldn't you light the match first? And (sorry,m I forget who) but whoever made a comment after Cliff, it never said the match was already lit. So, yeah... you would light the match first, but if you are oinly talking about the birthday candle, regualr candle, and bon fire, then it wouldn't matter. Do whatever order YOU feel best... I mean if the base isn't strong or will melt, then just move the candles farther apart. Yeah?
HogwartsGirl05*us*
Oct 11, 2005

When he walks into the darkroom, is the match lit? If yes, I agree with you on the answer. If not then the match must be lit first.
thompson1Aus*
Nov 03, 2006

This is the teaser:

"
A man walks into a dark room with only one match. What does he light first, a birthday candle (one that would go on a cake but in this case isn't on one), a regular candle, or a bonfire? **The match is lit.**"

I surrounded the words "the match is lit" with *s
dmartin
Apr 15, 2009

If it's a dark room, wouldn't you light the first flammable thing you found?
eighsseAus*
Nov 14, 2013

Sorry but I am going to be totally honest here: this is a horrible, atrocious teaser. You could light any of them first, and light the others with that object.

This is like, someone read a bunch of situation-type teasers, and tried to copy one of the cliché forms, but forgot to put in the part where you have to think about anything, and gave a completely arbitrary answer when practically anything would be correct. Run-on sentence or not, I make a good point. ;)

How does this get accepted, while half of my teasers, which make perfect sense and which I spent hours on, get rejected???



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