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A man has 1044 candles. After burning, he can make a new candle from 9 stubs left behind. Find the maximum number of candles that can be made.

 A.

116

 B.

120

 C.

130

 D.

140

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Solution:
Option(C) is correct

1 candle is made from 9 stubs

Therefore, 116 candles will be made from 1044 stubs

From 116 candles, 12 candles can be made with 8 stubs left.

Now total stubs left $=(12+8)=20$ out of which two candles can be made with two stubs left.

Thus, Maximum number of candles that can be made 

$=(116+12+2)=130$


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Shreyash Okhade
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please explain this with easy method