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More Scales and Measures (Posted on 2005-06-28) Difficulty: 3 of 5
There are 26 packages, labeled A to Z, and each is known to weigh some whole number of pounds in the range of 1 to 26. It is possible that two or more packages weigh the same amount.

(a) Determine the weight of each package with a two-pan balance and exactly four weights of your design.
(b) Now do it with exactly three weights.

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SolutionSolutionRichard Carrigan2005-06-29 18:52:17
re: Using 4 weightsThe King2005-06-29 16:11:25
SolutionUsing 4 weightsLisa2005-06-28 16:15:56
SolutionSolution to BHugo2005-06-28 16:15:36
SolutionSolution to AHugo2005-06-28 16:03:42
Some ThoughtsSome thoughtsSing4TheDay2005-06-28 15:40:13
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