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Weights (Posted on 2003-06-23) Difficulty: 2 of 5
You are given N number of weights that are all powers of 2. You are also given an item that weighs 1003 lbs.

(1) Exactly how many of those weights would be needed to balance the weight of the item if you could only use one of each weight?

(2) What's the fewest number of weights you can use to balance the weight of the item if there is an unlimited amount of each weight available to you?

See The Solution Submitted by luvya    
Rating: 1.8000 (5 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
Some ThoughtsAn alternate answerDej Mar2009-12-20 10:07:19
Some ThoughtsCounterbalancing....Dej Mar2007-11-10 05:14:15
answerK Sengupta2007-11-09 09:58:34
unitsJer2005-03-10 17:20:03
No SubjectRobert Hunter2004-09-28 20:21:31
SolutionSolutionnikki2003-06-25 11:49:10
Solutionre(3): Balancing Act - outside the boxfwaff2003-06-24 22:16:56
Solutionre(2): Balancing Act - outside the boxBryan2003-06-24 04:41:50
Solutionre: Balancing Act - outside the boxfwaff2003-06-23 21:44:42
BinaryRoger2003-06-23 15:11:09
SolutionBalancing ActSanjay2003-06-23 12:51:32
No SubjectLouis2003-06-23 09:29:33
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