A candlestick burns at a rate of 0.2 inches per hour. After eight straight hours of burning, the candlestick is 13.4 inches tall. Write and solve a linear equation to find the original height of the candle.
Let h equal the number of hours the candlestick burns. We have a candlestick height equation of C.
C = 13.4 + 0.2(8) <-- We need to add back the 8 hours of candlestick burning
C = 13.4 + 1.6
C = 15 inches
Let h equal the number of hours the candlestick burns. We have a candlestick height equation of C.
C = 13.4 + 0.2(8) <-- We need to add back the 8 hours of candlestick burning
C = 13.4 + 1.6
C = 15 inches