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Precariously Balanced (Posted on 2009-12-22) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Three identical weights are to be suspended from the ends of a rigid light1 "Y"-shaped frame. Each arm of the frame is to be of a different length.

How is this to be accomplished (ie, how do you shape the "Y") so that the 'system' is in equilibrium within a horizontal plane?

















1 "light" is meant as being weightless, having no concern for mass.
Note too, the colours are the radial ring extremeties of the "Y" arms within the horizontal plane.

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Simplicity?brianjn2009-12-27 23:15:11
re: Three solutionsKenny M2009-12-27 10:48:19
Three solutionsTony2009-12-27 04:00:42
Another general soution methodKenny M2009-12-24 11:17:55
Some ThoughtsSomthing missing in "simple soultion"?Kenny M2009-12-24 10:59:05
SolutionRather Simple SolutionBrian Smith2009-12-23 22:59:57
Some ThoughtsIs this the solution intended?Kenny M2009-12-22 22:25:03
re: Insufficient info to answer?brianjn2009-12-22 22:12:03
Antoehr question - alternative?Kenny M2009-12-22 22:11:02
QuestionInsufficient info to answer?Kenny M2009-12-22 18:45:34
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