Measure Time with Candle


There are two candles. Both will only burn exactly for an hour. How will you use these two candles to measure forty-five minutes?

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    Start with burning both the candles.
    Burn both the ends for candle 1
    Burn only 1 end for candle 2

    After 30 minutes, candle 1 will burn out.
    At that point of time, burn the other end of candle 2. It will burn out in 15 minutes.

    Hence, we will be able to measure 30 +  15 = 45 minutes.

    bhola99 Expert Answered on 4th December 2022.
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