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The Weighing Game - Flash Game

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The Weighing Game - Flash Game. Balance the weight with as few already used weights as possible. Good at math in your head?
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Female, 18-29, Canada
 30 Posts
Sunday, November 29, 2009 7:51:31 PM
wow, this game got old fast...

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 342 Posts
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 6:57:35 PM
s t u p i d

Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 2051 Posts
Friday, October 24, 2008 8:18:55 PM
how come everyone is getting all technical?
all you do is take the same number on the side to balance it out.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 296 Posts
Thursday, October 23, 2008 1:34:55 PM
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, 18-29, Europe
 143 Posts
Thursday, October 23, 2008 6:26:02 AM
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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