Time Calculation For Lighting Up The Candles

What is the exact situation?

From a moment from first candle is lit, 30 seconds later there would be total 2 candles lit. In next 30 seconds, each of these 2 candle holders will find 1 candle to lit. So there are now 4 candles lit after 60 seconds. In next 30 seconds, these 4 candles would lit another 4 candles making total 8 candles lit. 

In short, for every 30 seconds, the number of candles lit are doubled. So after 7 sets of 30 seconds, 2^7 = 128 candles would be lit. At 8th set of 30 seconds, 256 candles can be lit. But we have only 200 candles. Still 72 of 128 candles would lit another 72 in 8th set of 30 seconds. 

To conclude, 8 X 30 = 240 seconds = 4 minutes required to lit all 200 candles. 

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