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# Candles

The stubs obtained by burning ten candles will yield one extra candle if you melt them all together. If you burned 100 candles, how many extra candles could you make?

### Answer

11. The 10 extra from the 100 candles, and then one more from burning the extra 10.Hide Answer Show Answer

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Nov 07, 2001

this is

**wrong**the solution would mean you had burned 110 candles, but the riddle says you only burnt 100
Peter is right. It is not mentioned that you burned the 10 candles also.

Reworded for logical completeness:

If you can make one candle from the remnants of every ten candles you burn, how many additional candles can you burn from an original batch of 100.

If you can make one candle from the remnants of every ten candles you burn, how many additional candles can you burn from an original batch of 100.

ARGH!!!... not a good riddle answer is 10

the answer is 11 b/c burning 100 candles will give 10 candles, but when you put those 10 candles together you get an 11th candle. the problem with the teaser is that it wasn't stated that the 10 candles would be combined to make one. both 10 and 11 arew correct, depending on how the teaser is worded.

hey peterA, how do you get the comments in bold?

there is one exactly like this about cigar butts lol

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