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 A balance puzzle 2013-01-14 From Emily:I'm stuck on this problem and feel that it can't work! The problem is: there is a door with a balance scale on it. In order to open the door, you have to use the 5 weights to balance the scale. On the left side you have 2 boxes to place the weights and on the right side you have 3. You're 5 weights are as follows: 1lbs, 2lbs, 3lbs, 4lbs, 5lbs. How do you place the weights so that the scale is balanced?Answered by Penny Nom. Nine dots 2007-09-25 From al:Connect the dots. There is nine dots, three across and three down. Connect the nine dot with the pencil only using four line and never lifting the pencil off of the paper.Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Harley Weston. A travelling salesman 2004-09-09 From Liz:A salesman traveled due west from city A to city B. The distance he traveled, that is the ditance from A to B, was X miles. He returned from B to A and found that he had traveled half the distance, X/2 miles. How can that be?Answered by Chris Fisher and Penny Nom.

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