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#1 Argon

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 06:17 PM

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The image above displays the scales that you would use in this question..

You have 8 marbles, 7 weigh the same, exactly, One is heavier, So you have 7 marbles that weigh exactly the same and one that is only heavier by an increment you can only measure on the scale.. Not to the touch or feel...

You may only place, remove and replace the marbles on the scale One time in order to determine which one of the 8 is the odd one out..

How would you go about finding the heavy marble???
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Posted 21 October 2007 - 07:59 PM

compare to the following puzzle - Weighing VI.
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 04:16 AM

Indeed,, as a new comer to these pages I was unaware of the previous post..

The answer is the same..
Thanks.. that is one of my favorites.. ;)
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 09:47 AM

Indeed,, as a new comer to these pages I was unaware of the previous post..

The answer is the same..
Thanks.. that is one of my favorites.. ;)


no probs ... it is one of my favorites as well ;)
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