Romantic Candlelight Dinner

A man lights two candles and begins a romantic candlelight dinner with his wife. The candles are of equal length, but one candle is thicker than the other.

The thick candle is designed to last for 6 hours while the thin candle is designed to last for 3 hours.

At the end of the dinner, the thick candle is twice as long as the thin candle. How long did the dinner last?


The dinner lasted 2 hours.

In 2 hours, the thick candle was 23 of the original length and the thin candle was 13 of the original length.

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