Crayon Pow

May 20th, 2015
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Rachel enters a coloring marathon because she is skilled enough to color with both hands at the same time. She gets two crayons, one fat one that wears down to nothing after 15 hours and a skinny one that is used up after six hours. If she starts the marathon at 10:30am with both crayons at the same height, at what time will the skinny crayon be half the length of the fat crayon?

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Crayon PowCRAYON POWProblem StatementRachel enters a coloring marathon because she is skilled enough to color with both hands at the same time. She gets two crayons, one fat one that wears down to nothing after 15 hours and a skinny one that is used up after six hours. If she starts the marathon at 10:30am with both crayons at the same height, at what time will the skinny crayon be half the length of the fat crayon?ProcessWhen I first saw this problem, my first thought was there has to be some kind of algebraic way to figure this out algebraically. The thing is, I like figuri

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