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Mathias' Candles

Create a nice atmosphere with Mathias’ candles!

Mathias is a seasoned waiter. He knows he must light one candle every hour to create a welcoming atmosphere. How many hours will exactly three candles burn at the same time for?

Make sure you watch the video at least twice before jumping into solving mode! Pay attention to the words: they play an important part. This puzzle is moderately difficult; the students should be able to solve it alone or in small teams.

  • This puzzle is ideal for working on representing information in a table.

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