Question: A man is on a game show. To win the game show and get a car, he must exit an empty room exactly one 1/2 hour later. He is given one candle that lasts exactly one hour and a lighter. Exactly 30 min later the man exits the room and wins his car. How did he do it?
Answer: He lit the candle at both ends and waited until it burned entirely. Then he exited the room.