Which Do You Light First?

You have a single match and are in a pitch black room with a candle, an oil lamp and a gas stove. Which do you light first?

The match.

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18 Comments on "Which Do You Light First?"

Nico says
November 24, 2019 @ 09:51

You light the Candle first. You don’t light matches you strike a match. So you strike the match and then light the candle then the lamp and then either could be lit with the candle.

Alex says
May 20, 2020 @ 19:59

celestine, not only a matchbox can light a match, anything with a rigid surface could work, Bricks work great, Sandpaper could work.

Kirsten says
January 6, 2023 @ 08:18

No you only “strike” a match in order to light the match. So you light the match first.

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