# NTSE Stage-2 (National-Level) Mental-Ability: Questions 1 of 440

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Appeared in Year: *2013*

### Question

MCQ▾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?

### Choices

Choice (4) | Response | |
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a. | ||

b. | ||

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## Answer

a.

## 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.

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