The Candle Puzzle

You hve been given 2 Candles which can burn upto 60 min each.
With the help of them how will you calculate time upto 90 min.
(You haven't been provided with any measuring tape or anything)

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  • Aug 17th, 2011

First ignite only one candle for 60 min then ignite 2nd candle from both side for 30 min. hence time measured will be 60+30=90 min

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  • Sep 6th, 2011

burn one candle first for 60 min then burn second candle from both d side which will endup after 30 min.

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murshed bin asad

  • Jan 13th, 2017

Lit the 1st and let it burn till half measuring with the 2nd and then lit the 2nd

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Tu Nguyen

  • May 28th, 2017

Burn up 2 candles simultaneously and then when these two candles burn half, we blow one out and finally when the burning candle burn out, we light up the blown out candle.

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  • Jun 13th, 2017

Lit the 1st candle and let it burn till end and lit the 2nd candle in both the ends.

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