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Puzzle #182: Weights and Balance Once More

Somehow puzzles on weights and balances just never end! I found this great one in Martin Gardner’s The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems. Five objects, no two the same weight, are to be ranked in order of increasing … Continue reading

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Puzzle #30: Red, White and Blue Weights

Back to weights – Found this very nice puzzle in Mathematical Circus, by Martin Gardner (Chapter 11, Problem #6). This one was originally created by Paul Curry, who was also an amateur magician. You have six weights. One pair is … Continue reading

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