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 Weights (Posted on 2003-06-23)
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)

 Subject Author Date An alternate answer Dej Mar 2009-12-20 10:07:19 Counterbalancing.... Dej Mar 2007-11-10 05:14:15 answer K Sengupta 2007-11-09 09:58:34 units Jer 2005-03-10 17:20:03 No Subject Robert Hunter 2004-09-28 20:21:31 Solution nikki 2003-06-25 11:49:10 re(3): Balancing Act - outside the box fwaff 2003-06-24 22:16:56 re(2): Balancing Act - outside the box Bryan 2003-06-24 04:41:50 re: Balancing Act - outside the box fwaff 2003-06-23 21:44:42 Binary Roger 2003-06-23 15:11:09 Balancing Act Sanjay 2003-06-23 12:51:32 No Subject Louis 2003-06-23 09:29:33

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