# The Weighing Game - Flash Game

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago in
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Balance the weight with as few already used weights as possible. Good at math in your head?
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Female 30
wow, this game got old fast...
Male 338
s t u p i d
Female 2,044
how come everyone is getting all technical?
all you do is take the same number on the side to balance it out.
Male 294
The 1,3,10,27 combo doesn`t work all the time. The problem comes about with numbers like 5, there`s no way to do it. My guess is you just got lucky.

Here`s how you would go about doing it without looking on forums and without looking at the hint:

1) Divide your target number into 3 groups, if you have 1 left over, adjust the middle group so it`s 1 bigger, if you have 2 left over, adjust the first and last group:

The resultant set={1-13,14-27,28-40}

The top bound of the middle group is one of your numbers: 27

Now find 3 numbers, which in some combination, form every number of the first group. Your answer is then:
Group 1: combo of first 3 numbers (comboFirst3)
Group 2: (upper bound for mid) - (comboFirst3)
Group 3: (upper bound for mid) + (comboFirst3)

So for using 27 as your anchor, any 3 numbers that can add up to any number between 1-13 works.
1,3,9 works

Female 143
The 1,3,9,27 combo works.

You just have to remember you can put weights on both sides of the scales.

Male 124
800 is always doable with powers of two, 2^0 through 2^5.
Male 807
Stupid game.
Female 1,018
Easy.
Male 8,300

Well, I THOUGHT I was until I played this...

Male 287
Freddy, you realize you can place weights on the left side as well, correct?
Male 2
I managed 1000 with these numbers

[spoiler]1,3,9,27[/spoiler]

Male 11,739
I can`t get over 800, I give up.
Male 11,739
OK the [spoiler]1,3,10,27[/spoiler] combo doesn`t work for me. I tried it a few times and get numbers like [spoiler]34 and 19 and 18[/spoiler] that you can`t add up to exactly with the 4 in the combo.

I`m either not getting the concept, getting screwed by the game, or I`m just a moron.

Female 15,763
Nooo... don`t remind me of the math test I have tomorrow, please.
Male 11
I got -2600.
Is this good?
y/n
Female 387
Powers of two. That`s my tip.
Male 40
Yup. I`ve played it a few times and the

[spoiler]1,3,10,27[/spoiler] combo

seems to work all the time.

Male 17,511
Got it.

Perfect score 1000

#16 CJ - IAB

Female 143
500 on first try.....
Male 2,148
Oh, I get it now. First legitimate try and I got 800. Well made game after you read the instructions.
Male 2,148
This game is stupid... I`ll go back and check the rules again before I leave, though.
Male 39
How the hell are you supposed to get a perfect score if you don`t even know what the next weight values are going to be? Goddammit.
Male 40
Oh. I take it back. You can get on the high score board :D
Male 12,138
Sorry Dean, misunderstood you. Welcome to IAB buddy.
Male 40
And I mean my first post on the site. Not like nooby `FIRST` lol. -sheepish-
Male 40
I achieved the perfect 1000 using a combo of:

[spoiler]1,3,10,27[/spoiler]

Shame I can;t get on the high score board. Since its already full of 1000`s.

(And Woo. First post btw :D)

Female 5,139