A candle is 17 in. tall after burning for 3 hours. After 5 hours, it is 15 in. tall. Write a linear equation to model the relationship between height h of the candle and time t. Predict how tall the candle will be after burning 8 hours.

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  1. since it burned 2 inches in 2 hours,
    it burned 1 inch per hour.

    SO, it must have burned 3 inches in the first 3 hours

    h(t) = 20 - t

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  2. 12 inches tall

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