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The weights of two boxes 2016-11-25
From dearbhla:
One box weighs 3 3/7kg. Another box weighs 1 5/6 as much. How heavy is the second box?
Answered by Penny Nom.
How much did each dog weigh? 2014-09-16
From Fred:
LJ owned two dogs that weighed a total of 140 pounds. If one dog weighed 10 pounds more than the other, how much did each dog weigh
Answered by Penny Nom.
12 coins 2010-07-07
From Eden:
We have 12 coins same in size and shape and also weight. But among these, one coin which has same size and shape, but not in weight and we can't know that this coin was lighter or heavier. We must decide which coin was lighter or heavier among these 12 coins in 4 times of weighting with scale.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Tyler Wood.
Four weights 2008-08-25
From Darla:
A balance had known weights of 1/2 lb, 1/4 lb, 1/8 lb, and 1 oz. Edna's object weighted 2 oz. more than Paul's. Each used 3 known weights to weight his or her object. which know weights did each use?
Answered by Penny Nom.
How much do the pumpkins weigh? 2008-04-05
From Jose:
Mr. Appleberry brought in pumpkins for science class, one for each group. The fist task wa to weigh the pumpkins, but the scales they had wouldn't register any weight under 7 pounds, and it seemed that two ot three pumpkins were under that weight. The class decided that they could weigh the pumpkins two at a time, so they weighed each pumpkin with each of other pumpkins.

The weights registered on the scale were:

7 pounds
8 pounds
9 pounds
10 pounds
11 pounds
12 pounds

How many pumpkins were there, and how much did each weigh?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Bales of hay 2008-02-06
From mark:
5 bales of hay are weighed 2 at a time in all possible ways. The weights are
How much does each bale weigh

Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom.
Weightng coins 2007-02-18
From Gary:
You are considering buying 27 silver coins that look alike, but you have been told that one of the coins is a lightweight counterfeit. Find the least number of weighings on a balance scale that you can use to be certain you have found the counterfeit coin.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Apples, oranges, bananas and pears 2006-12-30
From Richard:
If 6 oranges weights as much as 4 apples, 5 bananas weights as much as 3 pears, and ten bananas weights as much as 8 oranges. How many pears and apples would you need to have their weights balanced.
Answered by Penny Nom.
5 men took turns weighing themselves on a scale 2006-03-30
From Bev:
5 men took turns weighing themselves on a scale. However, they weighed each other two at a time, ten times total, so that every possible combination of two men was weighed. The scale had the following read out for the pairs, 236,244,228,250,258,230,246,238,242,and 252 pounds. How heavy was the heaviest man?
Answered by Claude Tardif.
Lead weights 2004-01-26
From Jeff:
I am making a mold for my decoy anchors. I need 10 - 12 lead ounce weights. How would I determine the liquid measurement for that weight? For example if I melted down 10 ounces of lead how many cups would that be or quarter cups etc?

I would like the formula if I could and good instructions on how to use the formula.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Weighing pumpkins 2002-09-08
From Jennifer:
Suppose five pumpkins are weighed two at a time in all possible ways. The weights in pounds are recorded as 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, and 27. How much does each individual pumpkin weigh. NO FRACTIONS!
Answered by Penny Nom.
Ratios and weights on Neptune 2002-06-03
From Janice:
The ratio of an object's weight on earth to it's weight on Neptune is 5:7. How much would a person who weighs 150 pounds on earth weigh on Neptune.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Bales of hay 1999-09-13
From Ivy:
You are given 5 bales of hay. Two bales are weighed at a time, which equal the following weights:
110, 112, 113,114,115,116,117,118,120,121. What does each individual bale weigh?

Answered by Harley Weston.



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