Aptitude 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

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

**Shreyash Okhade**

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please explain this with easy method