Easy Algebra Solved QuestionAptitude Discussion

 Q. 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

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

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