Vipul was studying for his examinations and the lights went
off. It was around 1:00 AM. He lighted two uniform candles
of equal length but one thicker than the other. The thick
candle is supposed to last six hours and the thin one two
hours less. When he finally went to sleep, the thick candle
was twice as long as the thin one.

For how long did Vipul study in candle light?




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Vipul was studying for his examinations and the lights went off. It was around 1:00 AM. He lighted..

Answer / krishna kanth reddy

3 hours from 1A.M....That means upto early morning 4 A.M

Is This Answer Correct ?    38 Yes 4 No

Vipul was studying for his examinations and the lights went off. It was around 1:00 AM. He lighted..

Answer / rajesh

let the height of the candles be 4 ft
2 hr half of the thin candle lit now height 2 ft.
again 1 hr lit makes the thin candle 1 ft.
but the thick candle lasts 6 hr
in three hour it lits half of its height so 2 ft remaining
so the candles were lit three hours
till 4 am he used the candles

Is This Answer Correct ?    15 Yes 0 No

Vipul was studying for his examinations and the lights went off. It was around 1:00 AM. He lighted..

Answer / asdff

ya 4 am is the rite answer...

Is This Answer Correct ?    17 Yes 5 No




Vipul was studying for his examinations and the lights went off. It was around 1:00 AM. He lighted..

Answer / sravanthi

he studied for 3 hours means he studied upto 4A.M

Is This Answer Correct ?    7 Yes 2 No

Vipul was studying for his examinations and the lights went off. It was around 1:00 AM. He lighted..

Answer / pavi

3 hrs

Is This Answer Correct ?    5 Yes 2 No

Vipul was studying for his examinations and the lights went off. It was around 1:00 AM. He lighted..

Answer / priyanshu gupta

let no. of hrs b x
it is given The thick candle is supposed to last six hours
and the thin one two hours less.
so 6-x=2(4-x)
6-x=8-2x
2x-x=8-6
x=2

so he studied 2 hrs in candle light.

Is This Answer Correct ?    14 Yes 12 No

Vipul was studying for his examinations and the lights went off. It was around 1:00 AM. He lighted..

Answer / sanjay sudheer

Both have the same length (i.e, say L in meters 'm')
Thick candle melting rate (L/6) of units m/hr
Thick candle melting rate (L/4) of units m/hr
Assume the time after which the given condition is satisfied (That is after 'h' hours)
[L- [(L/6)*h] ] = 2* [L- [(L/4)*h] Solve we will end up with 3hrs
h=3 hrs;
This is the condition for any variable length of the candle;
Try with candle lengths of for easy understanding (i.e., 4, 12, 24 etc) u will endup with same condition { thick candle is twice lengthy than the thin one}

Is This Answer Correct ?    2 Yes 1 No

Vipul was studying for his examinations and the lights went off. It was around 1:00 AM. He lighted..

Answer / vivek

IN response to above answer
What if we assume the height of the two candles to be 6 ft??

Is This Answer Correct ?    2 Yes 2 No

Vipul was studying for his examinations and the lights went off. It was around 1:00 AM. He lighted..

Answer / rajini

Yes,ofcourse the answer is 2hrs only i.e 3 A.M.

Is This Answer Correct ?    1 Yes 1 No

Vipul was studying for his examinations and the lights went off. It was around 1:00 AM. He lighted..

Answer / rohit solanki

Let both of their height be x.
For every hour thin will burn x/4 of x and thick will burn x/6 of x.
After 3 hrs remaining thin will be x - 3*x/4 = x/4 and
remaining thick will be x - 3*x/6 = x/2
Thus after 3 hrs thick will be twice of thin x/2 = 2(x/4)
hence solved.

Is This Answer Correct ?    0 Yes 0 No

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