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## Algebra 1

### Course: Algebra 1>Unit 4

Lesson 6: Modeling with linear equations and inequalities

# Comparing linear rates word problems

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## Problem

Two candles start burning at the same time. One candle is 15, start text, c, m, end text tall and burns at a rate of 5, start text, c, m, end text every 6 hours. The other candle is 25, start text, c, m, end text tall and burns at a rate of 2, start fraction, 1, divided by, 2, end fraction, start text, c, m, end text every hour.
How tall will the candles be when they first burn down to the same height?
start text, c, m, end text
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