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Ten to five (Posted on 2018-07-30) Difficulty: 3 of 5
You are given a set of 10 numbers that represent all possible pairwise sums of certain five numbers.

Devise a strategy to find the original five numbers.

Provide a numerical example.

No Solution Yet Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
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Solution re(2): Corrected solution (spoiler) | Comment 4 of 7 |
(In reply to re: Corrected solution (spoiler) by Ady TZIDON)

Well, just to be clear, order the partial sums, with w1 the smallest and w10 the largest.


Let S = their sum divided by 4.

Then 
a3 = S - w1 - w10
a5 = w9 - a3
a4 = w10 - a5
a1 = w2 - a3
a2 = w1 - a1

Edited on August 1, 2018, 10:49 am
  Posted by Steve Herman on 2018-07-30 15:39:41

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