A circular centrifuge has 30 slots spaced evenly around its circumference. Thirty samples need to be spun in the centrifuge, their masses being 1g, 2g, 3g, . . . 29g, 30g. How can all the samples be placed in the centrifuge at once while keeping it balanced properly?
For what other values of N is it possible to balance an N slot centrifuge with samples weighing 1g, 2g, 3g, . . . (N-1)g, Ng?
(In reply to Re: Re: Centrifugal Balance
by Mike Yadasko)
The moments along the diagonal 5-4 do not match because one side is definitely heavier than the other.
123 on one side and 678 on the other.
Posted by rohit
on 2005-10-20 09:15:11