Linear Equations

Asked by  | 10th Jan, 2009, 07:12: PM

Expert Answer:

let the height of candle is h then, height of Ist candle at any time t   { h - (h/6)t }     that of 2nd candle is  { h - (h/8)t }

given is  2*{ h - (h/6)t }  =  { h - (h/8)t }      solving we get    1 = t/3 - t/8   from which we get  t = 24 / 5 hr.  OR 4.8 hours

Answered by  | 11th Jan, 2009, 12:13: AM

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