# High voltage pylons - math puzzle

A wire with a length of 60 meter is hanging between two high voltage pylons. The wire is connected to the pylons at a height of 50 meters. The middle part of the wire is 20 meters above ground level. How far are the high voltage pylons standing apart? |

# Milk bottles - math puzzle

Suppose you have two bottles with equal perimeter, thickness and height. One bottle is cilindrically shaped, the other one has the shape of a rectangular box with a square shaped bottom. In which of the bottles fits more milk?

# Light a candle - math puzzle

In a group of 200 people, everybody has a non burning candle. On person has a match at lights at some moment his candle. With this candle he walks to somebody else and lights a new candle. Then everybody with a burning candle will look for somebody without a burning candle, and if found they will light it. This will continue until all candles are lit. Suppose that from the moment a candle is lit it takes exactly 30 seconds to find a person with a non burning candle and light that candle. From the moment the first candle is lit, how long does it take before all candles are lit? |