# A red candle is #11 2/5# inches tall. The label claims that the candle will melt #1 1/8# inch every hour it burns. If the label is correct, for how many hours will the candle burn?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 1, 2017

#### Explanation:

Change both fractions to improper fractions and then divide.

Multiply the denominator and numerator by the inverse of

Answer as a mixed number because that is the form that was given.