There are two candles that were lit at the same time. The smaller candle takes 6 hours to burn out and the larger takes 15 hours. After 5 hours what fractional part of each candle would be left?
- small candle burning time = 6 hours
- larger candle burning time = 15 hours
After five hours:
- small candle = 5/6 gone or 1/6 left
- larger candle = 5/15 gone or 10/15 left
If the smaller candle was 1/2 the height of the larger, is it possible to find what fractional part the smaller is of the larger at this time? Explain:
A yellow candle is twice as long as a blue candle. The yellow candle takes 6 hours to burn out and the blue takes 15. After five hours what fractional part of each is left? The yellow candle's length is what fraction of the red candle's length? Explain: