


Candle Code 

Step 1
 You know that Louis will be 9 on this birthday.
 Since he has 3 candles, divide 9 by 3 to find the number of years each candle represents.
 9 ÷ 3 = 3, so each candle represents 3 years. Place a 3 next to each pyramidshaped candle in the drawing.
Step 2
 You know that Paul is 9 years old.
 The pattern for Paul's candles is different from that of his twin, Louis. What does each of his candles represent?
 Guess and check:
What number doubled + 1 = 9?
4 + 4 + 1 + 9
 So, a cubeshaped candle represents 4.
A sphereshaped candle represents 1.
Step 3
 Give each figure the numbers shown above.
 See which combination works. Use the clues to check.
 Assign values to the figures, as shown below.
Step 4
 Next to each candle, write its value.
 Find the sum of the values for each candle group to find each grandchild's age.


