A candle is 6 inches tall and burns at a rate of one half an inch per hour. Write an equation to represent the situation.

Accepted Solution

Answer: [tex]y=6-0.5x[/tex]Step-by-step explanation:Given Β : The initial height of candle = 6 inchesAmount of candle burn each hour = one half an inch per hour.[tex]=\dfrac{1}{2}\text{ inch per hour}[/tex]Now , the height of candle = ( initial height ) -( Rate of burning) (Numb er of hours)Let y be the height of the candle after x hours.Then, the equation to represent the situation will be :[tex]y=6-\dfrac{1}{2}x\\\\\Rightarrow\ y=6-0.5x[/tex]