The Weighing Game - Flash Game

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago in Games

Balance the weight with as few already used weights as possible. Good at math in your head?
There are 31 comments:
Female 30
wow, this game got old fast...
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Male 338
s t u p i d
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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.
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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

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

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

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Male 124
800 is always doable with powers of two, 2^0 through 2^5.
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Male 807
Stupid game.
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Female 1,018
Easy.
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Male 8,300
> Good at math in your head?

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

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

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

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Male 11,739
I can`t get over 800, I give up.
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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.

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

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Male 17,511
Got it.

Perfect score 1000

#16 CJ - IAB

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Female 143
500 on first try.....
Is that good or bad??
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Male 2,148
Oh, I get it now. First legitimate try and I got 800. Well made game after you read the instructions.
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Male 2,148
This game is stupid... I`ll go back and check the rules again before I leave, though.
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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.
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Male 40
Oh. I take it back. You can get on the high score board :D
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Male 12,138
Sorry Dean, misunderstood you. Welcome to IAB buddy.
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Male 40
And I mean my first post on the site. Not like nooby `FIRST` lol. -sheepish-
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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)

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Female 5,139
Im bad at this :D
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Female 44
900. Meh.
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Male 1,894
I think I just got tricked into doing math. ewwww.
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Male 436
Eh... only 800. I guess I`m not that good at weighing things?
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Male 20,901
Link: The Weighing Game - Flash Game [Rate Link] - Balance the weight with as few already used weights as possible. Good at math in your head?
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