## Hour glass problem : How can you calculate 9 minutes?

You are given two hour glasses

They can measure

4 and 7 min respectively.

Now you have to calculate 9 min

using these two hour glass

Note : you have to calculate it at a stretch

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**Answer of the puzzle How can you calculate 9 minutes ****is : **

To get 9 minutes first let both the glasses run together. After 4 minutes first glass (4 minute) will be empty so turn/revers that and let it run again. At this point of time second glass (7 minutes) will still be running.

After 3 minutes (total minutes measured so far is 7) second glass will be empty. Now turn/reverse that again and let it run.

After another 1 minute (total minutes measured so far is 8) once again first glass will be empty but the crux here is second glass has only run for 1 minute. What you need to do is immediately turn/reverse the second glass. The second glass will run for another 1 minute and that will be your total 9 minutes.

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