We burned two unequally thick and long candles. Longer burnt for three and a half hours and shorter for five hours. After two hours of burning, it was identical. How many times was a longer candle longer light than a shorter candle?

Correct answer:

x =  1.4

Step-by-step explanation:

t1=3.5 h t2=5 h t=2 h  a3.5t a=b5t b a(13.52)=b(152)  x=a/b  x=1t1t1t2t=13.52152=57=152=1.4

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