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# Himanshu has three buckets as shown below. He puts his left-hand in bucket A and right-hand in bucket B. He then puts both of his hands in normal water. His left-hand feels that the water here is hotter while his right-hand feels that the water here is colder. Select the correct option:

A

A is hotter than B

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B

B is hotter than A

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C

A and B are equally hot

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D

Can’t be said

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Solution

## The correct option is B B is hotter than A Himanshu's left hand felt hotter after dipping in normal water. This means that the water in the normal bucket is at a temperature that is higher than that of bucket A. Similarly, we can conclude that water in the normal bucket is at a temperature lower than that of water in bucket B because his right-hand felt colder here. In other words, the order of temperatures in the buckets is as follows: Bucket A < Normal bucket < Bucket B Therefore, bucket A has cold water whereas bucket B has hot water, compared to the water in the normal bucket.

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