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Puzzle ID:#49821
Fun:*** (2.82)
Difficulty:** (1.53)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:hermygranger123tca**!!!!

 

 

 



There are 10 lit candles on a table. A strong breeze comes and extinguishes 2 of the candles. When you come back later, you see that 1 more has been blown out.To make sure no more flames go out, you shut the window. Assuming the wind doesn't extinguish any more candles and you don't relight the extinguished candles, how many candles do you have left in the end?



Answer

There are 3 candles left in the end. The 7 candles that manage to stay lit will melt down completely. The only candles that remain in the end are the 3 that are extinguished by the wind and therefore stay intact.
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Comments

BeanSCus*
May 07, 2013

You got me!
JayoAie*
May 09, 2013

Got me!
cnblue0114*us*
May 18, 2013

OH!!!!! I thought it was 0, i forgo about the 3 that got blown out!! Tricky!
sukhan
May 30, 2013

of ource 10.. vry simple
Mad-AdeAhu*
May 31, 2013

lol, just did this teaser the other day on Professor Layton
HABS2933Aca*
Jun 01, 2013

I said 10, 3 unlit and 7 lit. I guess it depends on how long you leave them burning. I understood the question to be how many were left when you shut the window. But that was not specified, so I guess I should not have assumed it. Good one.
sashomarineAus*
Jun 09, 2013

I've already submitted a teaser much like this one...
sashomarineAus*
Jun 09, 2013

and somehow this one has much more positive feedback.
sashomarineAus*
Jun 10, 2013

Wait, sorry, nevermind. I didn't pay attention to the question closely enough.
eighsseAus*
Jul 28, 2013

Hah! Good one. I thought 10, but yeah, you said "in the end," so, yeah...good one.
starwarsfan7533au
Aug 18, 2013

I thought 0! Didn't take the three into account
Babe*
Oct 28, 2013

Good one and we were warned it was tricky! FUN!
eighsseAus*
Oct 28, 2013

I loved this one 3 months ago (see above), and I still love it.
catmomAus*
Oct 28, 2013

Boy is my But it was fun!
cutebugAus*
Oct 28, 2013

Shame on anybody who missed this. A little brain use makes this way to easy.
auntiesisAus*
Oct 28, 2013

Really was too, too easy. O.K. for the grandkids.
gaylewolfAus*
Oct 29, 2013

Call me a granddaughter!!! I was WAY OFF
charlottes-oddAen*
Dec 23, 2013

The answer is three because.... Aliens.
ismartguyAus*
Sep 18, 2014

This was copied from shashomin.
ismartguyAus*
Sep 18, 2014

shashmarin*, and obviously purposely.
brandonfaveA*
Mar 17, 2015

You got me.

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