A4_6 Longest Candle Alarm

James Wayman, Rebecca Coulson, Anya Sier, Habeebah Shehzad, Heather Nuttall


In this paper, the longest amount of time a candle could take to burn is calculated using a previously determined burn rate for a taper candle and by finding the tallest a candle could possibly be. This amount of time was found to be approximately 5.92 years for a candle of height 1100 m, restricted by the availability of oxygen in the surrounding atmosphere.

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