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Unbalanced?- No problem (Posted on 2017-05-30) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Given a sack of sugar, an unbalanced scale, and two 5-pound weights, measure exactly 10 pounds of sugar.

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Solution Solution | Comment 4 of 7 |
Put a 5-lb weight on each side of the scale.  Pour sugar onto the 'lighter' side until it balances.  Then add the 5-lb weight from the other side.  It will now take exactly 10 lbs of sugar on the empty side to re-balance the scale.
  Posted by hoodat on 2017-05-30 14:27:10
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