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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?

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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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Posted by BeanSC on May 07, 2013

You got me!

Posted by Jayo on May 09, 2013

Got me!

Posted by cnblue0114 on May 18, 2013

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

Posted by sukhan on May 30, 2013

of ource 10.. vry simple

Posted by Mad-Ade on May 31, 2013

lol, just did this teaser the other day on Professor Layton

Posted by HABS2933 on 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.

Posted by sashomarine on Jun 09, 2013

I've already submitted a teaser much like this one...

Posted by sashomarine on Jun 09, 2013

and somehow this one has much more positive feedback.

Posted by sashomarine on Jun 10, 2013

Wait, sorry, nevermind. I didn't pay attention to the question closely enough.

Posted by eighsse on Jul 28, 2013

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

Posted by starwarsfan7533 on Aug 18, 2013

I thought 0! Didn't take the three into account

Posted by Babe on Oct 28, 2013

Good one and we were warned it was tricky! FUN!

Posted by eighsse on Oct 28, 2013

I loved this one 3 months ago (see above), and I still love it.

Posted by catmom on Oct 28, 2013

Boy is my But it was fun!

Posted by cutebug on Oct 28, 2013

Shame on anybody who missed this. A little brain use makes this way to easy.

Posted by auntiesis on Oct 28, 2013

Really was too, too easy. O.K. for the grandkids.

Posted by gaylewolf on Oct 29, 2013

Call me a granddaughter!!! I was WAY OFF

Posted by charlottes-odd on Dec 23, 2013

The answer is three because.... Aliens.

Posted by ismartguy on Sep 18, 2014

This was copied from shashomin.

Posted by ismartguy on Sep 18, 2014

shashmarin*, and obviously purposely.

Posted by brandonfave on Mar 17, 2015

You got me.

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