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  • 18 months ago · Quote · #681

    chesse_chames

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  • 18 months ago · Quote · #682

    viper10091009

    the sign said H p z u u l q l

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #683

    Gil-Gandel

    Nothing - signs can't talk.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #684

    Gil-Gandel

    06-jwagg wrote:

    In Gil-Gandel's problem the answer is any integer up to 40g.  If it balances with the 1g, it is one gram.  If it balances on the same side as the 1g while opposite the 3g, it is 2g.  3 and 4 are obvious, 5 balances 9 on one side with the 1 and 3 on the other.  This can be followed for any number up to 40.  For example, if the weight is 32g, it will balance with 27g and 9g on the opposite side, and 3g and 1g on the same side

    Yes, and you can extend this indefinitely with powers of 3 (as ajttja realized).

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #685

    LoekBergman

    Gil-Gandel wrote:
    06-jwagg wrote:

    In Gil-Gandel's problem the answer is any integer up to 40g.  If it balances with the 1g, it is one gram.  If it balances on the same side as the 1g while opposite the 3g, it is 2g.  3 and 4 are obvious, 5 balances 9 on one side with the 1 and 3 on the other.  This can be followed for any number up to 40.  For example, if the weight is 32g, it will balance with 27g and 9g on the opposite side, and 3g and 1g on the same side

    Yes, and you can extend this indefinitely with powers of 3 (as ajttja realized).

    I repeat the correct answer: he can weigh 40 different weights. :-)

    06-jwagg and ajttja gave the good explanations, though the wrong answers.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #686

    chesse_chames

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  • 18 months ago · Quote · #687

    chesse_chames

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  • 18 months ago · Quote · #688

    chesse_chames

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  • 18 months ago · Quote · #689

    ivandh

    It means the sign maker is an alcoholic and the person who bought the sign will be searching for someone else to do it in the future.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #690

    winerkleiner

    Is the old man with a cat right?

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #691

    chesse_chames

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  • 18 months ago · Quote · #693

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