NTSE Stage2 (NationalLevel) MentalAbility: Questions 1 of 440
» Verbal Intelligence » Arithmetic Reasoning
Appeared in Year: 2013
Question
Two candles are of different lengths and thicknesses. The short and the long ones can burn respectively for 3.5 hour and 5 hour. After burning for 2 hour, the lengths of the candles become equal in length. What fraction of the long candle’s height was the short candle initially?
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Answer
Explanation
Here, let lengths be for short and for long candle.
Now, in 3.5 h length burnt of short candle is
So, in 2 h length burnt =
Same, in 5 h length burnt of long candle is
So, in 2 h length burnt =
Now, as per question,
After burning for 2 hour, the lengths of the candles become equal in length.