the mind bending puzzle

orkyboy
Posers and Puzzles 13 Apr '03 16:26
1. orkyboy
Looooney Ork
13 Apr '03 16:26
u r in a deserted house late at night. inside there is an oil lamp a gas fire and a stove full of wood. u only have 1 match. what do u light 1st?
2. 13 Apr '03 16:51
Originally posted by orkyboy
u r in a deserted house late at night. inside there is an oil lamp a gas fire and a stove full of wood. u only have 1 match. what do u light 1st?
pour the gas over the wood and light itπ΅
3. 13 Apr '03 18:03
Originally posted by orkyboy
u r in a deserted house late at night. inside there is an oil lamp a gas fire and a stove full of wood. u only have 1 match. what do u light 1st?
the match π΅

Andrew

and now another....

Add 2 to 171 to make it less than 18.

4. 13 Apr '03 18:15
Originally posted by latex bishop
the match π΅

Andrew

and now another....

Add 2 to 171 to make it less than 18.

2 + 171 = 173
5. 13 Apr '03 18:17
Originally posted by waldorf
2 + 171 = 173
173 is more than 18
6. 13 Apr '03 18:19
Originally posted by latex bishop
173 is more than 18
its less than 180π΅

I still like my idea better, pour the gas over the woodπ΅
7. 13 Apr '03 18:24
its less than 180π΅

I still like my idea better, pour the gas over the woodπ΅
you still need to light the match first, but once you have you are in action Adam π²

Andrew
8. 13 Apr '03 18:27
Originally posted by latex bishop
you still need to light the match first, but once you have you are in action Adam π²

Andrew
I walk in the room with the match litπ
9. 13 Apr '03 20:35
I walk in the room with the match litπ
Good forward planning!
10. bbarr
Chief Justice
14 Apr '03 04:13
Originally posted by latex bishop
the match π΅

Andrew

and now another....

Add 2 to 171 to make it less than 18.

Can you place the 2 directly underneath the final 1? This will give you 17 1/2.
11. 14 Apr '03 08:51
Originally posted by bbarr
Can you place the 2 directly underneath the final 1? This will give you 17 1/2.
well done Bennett, that is correct

Andrew
12. genius
Wayward Soul
14 Apr '03 09:32
Originally posted by orkyboy
u r in a deserted house late at night. inside there is an oil lamp a gas fire and a stove full of wood. u only have 1 match. what do u light 1st?
but what's the point of the Gas fire-you don't light gas fires with maches-don't you?...π
13. 14 Apr '03 10:41
Originally posted by genius
but what's the point of the Gas fire-you don't light gas fires with maches-don't you?...π
you would need a spark and a match would do the job
14. genius
Wayward Soul
14 Apr '03 11:16
Originally posted by latex bishop
you would need a spark and a match would do the job
suppose-but haven't most gas fires in houses got built-in sparks?
15. 14 Apr '03 11:25
Originally posted by genius
suppose-but haven't most gas fires in houses got built-in sparks?
I believe they would have a pilot light of some kind. If we are going to be picky, the original problem never stated whether ot not there was any fuel in the gas fire.

Andrew