That wouldn't work if all 26 stones weighed, say 23 lb each. (They don't have to weigh different per OP).Spoiler for my guess
However, I can lower my bid to $50 (using only 3 whole number weighs).
Actually, Imran already used same idea, but didn't optimize the solution.
Edited by Prime, 12 October 2008 - 06:50 AM.