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Pumpkins (Posted on 2003-05-01) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Five pumpkins are weighed two at a time in all ten sets of two. The weights are recorded as 16, 18,19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, and 27 pounds. All individual weights are also integers.

How much does each pumpkin weigh?

See The Solution Submitted by Ravi Raja    
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How to solve | Comment 3 of 16 |
(In reply to Solution by Brian Smith)

Based on Brian's ideas, you just plug in A+B =16 and D+E = 26 into 4*(A+B+C+D+E)=216) to figure out C, then figure out B and E, then figure out A and D
  Posted by Gamer on 2003-05-01 12:02:11

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