You are Here: Home >< Chat >< Chat

# Riddle watch

1. Post office c:[/QUOTE]

yep
2. (Original post by Marshall Taylor)
Pletterse
nope, post office
3. (Original post by K K)
nope, post office
Damn, but did you see what I did there?
4. (Original post by GetOverHere)
You are in a room where 10 candles are burning. You leave the room, and when you return you notice that you left the window open. As a result, 2 of the candles have gone out. You leave the room again and return soon later, only to realise that one more candle has gone out.

You shut the window, and you leave again. Assuming the wind does not blow out any more candles, when you return in the morning, how many candles are there?
can't figure out how its three
5. (Original post by Marshall Taylor)
Damn, but did you see what I did there?
Yes quite an intelligent guess
6. (Original post by samboosa0)
can't figure out how its three
Cause the three candles have been blown out so they're not burning, but the others have melted into piles of wax since they were still alight. So in total, you have 3 unlit candles and 7 piles of wax.
7. (Original post by samboosa0)
can't figure out how its three
10 minus 3 candles which have gone out = 7 burning candles.

overnight the candles wax would melt so the 3 which did not burn out remain
8. (Original post by samboosa0)
can't figure out how its three
the flame for three of them was already burnt out so the candle stayed there but the remaining 7 burnt throughout the night so the whole candle would have burnt out so it wouldn't be there anymore
9. (Original post by samboosa0)
can't figure out how its three
A candle, like most things, have a life span after lit. If they continue to burn then their 'life span' will also to burn. So in the riddle he allowed it to burn and the window didn't blow it out as a result it died or melted away.
10. (Original post by GetOverHere)
Cause the three candles have been blown out so they're not burning, but the others have melted into piles of wax since they were still alight. So in total, you have 3 unlit candles and 7 piles of wax.
(Original post by K K)
10 minus 3 candles which have gone out = 7 burning candles.

overnight the candles wax would melt so the 3 which did not burn out remain
(Original post by kxylah)
the flame for three of them was already burnt out so the candle stayed there but the remaining 7 burnt throughout the night so the whole candle would have burnt out so it wouldn't be there anymore
(Original post by Marshall Taylor)
A candle, like most things, have a life span after lit. If they continue to burn then their 'life span' will also to burn. So in the riddle he allowed it to burn and the window didn't blow it out as a result it died or melted away.
Thankyou guys! got it
11. (Original post by samboosa0)
Thankyou guys! got it

I was gonna say, so many people addressing the concept of candles burning out! xD
12. (Original post by GetOverHere)
I was gonna say, so many people addressing the concept of candles burning out! xD
ahaha guess i just had a stupid moment
13. (Original post by GetOverHere)
I was gonna say, so many people addressing the concept of candles burning out! xD
Haha the responses were quicker than an emergency thread
14. There's a man in a room with no windows and a locked door. In the room are 3 items:
1) a piano
2) a plate which has been broken in two
3) a baseball bat.
Using only these items, there are three ways the man can escape. What are they?

Posted from TSR Mobile
15. He can kill himself using the broken plate and die (he will escape from this life so technically he will escape the room)
16. (Original post by Strangerdanger)
He can kill himself using the broken plate and die (he will escape from this life so technically he will escape the room)
Nope :P dying doesn't count as escaping!

Posted from TSR Mobile
17. I'm not sure about 1 yet, but 2 is that two halves make a whole (hole), so you escape through it. 3, you grab the baseball bat and swing it 3 times. 3 strikes and you're out.

EDIT: 1 is probably something to do about playing the right key or something
18. (Original post by GetOverHere)
I'm not sure about 1 yet, but 2 is that two halves make a whole (hole), so you escape through it. 3, you grab the baseball bat and swing it 3 times. 3 strikes and you're out.

EDIT: 1 is probably something to do about playing the right key or something
Yep 1 you just take a key and unlock the door.

Posted from TSR Mobile
19. A prison contains twenty inmates and a warden. The warden has built a room containing two pointless levers, each of which can be either in the up position or the down position, but no other state. The warden tells the inmates that he will select a random inmate to visit the room, and allow them to change the position of one or both of the levers - and indeed, when they do so, they must change the state of at least one lever. He will continue to select inmates in this manner after random time intervals indefinitely. At any time, an inmate may approach the warden and tell him that all inmates have visited the room at least once. If the inmate is correct, they all go free; if he is wrong, they are all summarily executed. He allows the inmates to strategise together before he begins, but he doesn't tell them the original position of the levers or which inmate he will select first. The inmates devise a plan to escape as soon as possible without risking their lives. What is their plan?
20. You are blindfolded and required to sort twenty pennies into two piles with the same distribution of heads and tails in each pile. You know that of the twenty, ten begin heads-up and ten begin tails-up, but you have no means of determining the position of any of the pennies.

TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

This forum is supported by:
Updated: July 3, 2015
Today on TSR

### Edexcel C4 Maths Exam Discussion

Find out how you've done here

### 2,446

students online now

Exam discussions

Poll
Useful resources