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Try these..
« on: March 07, 2011, 05:25:30 pm »
Q. You are given two candles of equal size, which can burn 1 hour each. You have to measure 90 minutes with these candles. (There is no scale or clock). Also u r given a lighter.
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Re: Try these..
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2011, 05:36:42 pm »
I burn one candle and only quarter of the second.
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Re: Try these..
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2011, 05:37:25 pm »
When 1 candle burns completely = 1 hr ie 60 mins will be completed

left is 30 mins ie half of an hour

So let the next candle burn until it is half - completeling the next 30 mins

I hope it doesn't sound stupid  :P

  

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Re: Try these..
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2011, 05:41:19 pm »
First light both of them and when both are burned half,turn one of them off. And when the first one is burned completely for 1 hour, burn the left half .

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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2011, 05:44:26 pm »
This tempted me.  :P

Light one candle wholly => 60 mins

Light the second candle from both ends. Simple mathematics. ;)

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Re: Try these..
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2011, 05:48:34 pm »
oh! great all of you are correct!
i'll put up another
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2011, 05:51:15 pm »
oh! great all of you are correct!
i'll put up another


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No scale... then how can one measure half?  :P

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Re: Try these..
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2011, 05:52:26 pm »
Now, you have to measure 45 minutes with these candles.

alpha, can't you make out half of the candle?  ::) :P
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Re: Try these..
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2011, 05:53:54 pm »
I burn one candle and only quarter of the second.

this answer is correct I guess for the 45 minutes , isn't it ?  :-\
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Re: Try these..
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2011, 05:54:26 pm »
This tempted me.  :P

Light one candle wholly => 60 mins

Light the second candle from both ends. Simple mathematics. ;)

Wow! Nice twist! :D Witty answer!

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No scale... then how can one measure half?

Visual estimation. ;D

But how can a candle have both ends? You'll have to cut a little bit of wax from the other end to get the wick. ::)


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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2011, 05:55:00 pm »
Now, you have to measure 45 minutes with these candles.

alpha, can't you make out half of the candle?  ::) :P

Can you measure, with accuracy? Try :P

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Re: Try these..
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2011, 05:57:23 pm »
Wow! Nice twist! :D Witty answer!

Merci  :D
I doubted it couldn't be simply 'half', too easy else.  :P

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Visual estimation. ;D

But how can a candle have both ends? You'll have to cut a little bit of wax from the other end to get the wick. ::)

Don't candles usually have two ends? 



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Re: Try these..
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2011, 05:58:59 pm »
this answer is correct I guess for the 45 minutes , isn't it ?  :-\

but how you you figure out a quarter of a candle? [Without visual estimation]
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2011, 06:00:00 pm »
Can you measure, with accuracy? Try :P

Ah, I think we are not measuring some kind of nuclear reaction here :P . So, 1-2 mins of error wouldn't matter! ::) :D

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I doubted it couldn't be simply 'half', too easy else.

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Don't candles usually have two ends?

Umm... I don;t think so.. :-\ The candles here have a base, which is flat and the wick is not visible from outside. Maybe its different in other places too.

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Re: Try these..
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2011, 06:00:52 pm »
but how you you figure out a quarter of a candle? [Without visual estimation]

My answer was based on visual estimation ;)

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