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 5 weights (Posted on 2003-02-13)
An ancient balance was found along with 5 weights.

Objects placed on one side of the balance could be counter-balanced by a weight on the other side of the balance to determine the object's weight. Also, the object and a weight(s) could be placed on one side of the balance and counter balanced to determine its weight, if necessary.

By using only these 5 weights, the ancients were able to determine the weight of objects weighting 1, 2, 3, ..., 120, 121 grams. What are the 5 weights that the archeologists found?

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 Subject Author Date Answer K Sengupta 2008-03-21 15:28:49 re(2): Weights and Scales Charlie 2003-02-23 10:49:33 re: Weights and Scales Laura Cody 2003-02-22 17:01:45 No Subject Anoop 2003-02-21 07:12:01 Weights and Scales delvin 2003-02-13 13:17:06
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