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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 20 Jul '06 12:09
    10 boxes numbered from 1 to 10. Each is supposed to contain 10 gold chains. Each chain weighs 100g, meaning each box weighs 1kg. But now you are told that one of those boxes has been tampered, and although still containing 10 chains, but each chain only weighs 99g, meaning a total weight of 10 chains for that box of 990g (10g lacking). For the present purpose, ignore the weight of the boxes.

    Now you are given a sensitive scale. BUT you can only weigh ONCE, i.e. only ONE reading allowed. It's up to you to do as you like with the help of THAT scale. How do you determine which box contains only 990g?
  2. Standard member JYD
    20 Jul '06 13:05
    Nice riddle, won't spoil it, my answer send as a message
  3. 20 Jul '06 13:40
    Very good, JYD! Right on the mark.
  4. 20 Jul '06 14:34

    Tricky
  5. 20 Jul '06 15:14
    Guess it's similiar to this one from 4 weeks ago.

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=45796
  6. 21 Jul '06 15:30
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    Guess it's similiar to this one from 4 weeks ago.

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=45796
    i still don't know
  7. 21 Jul '06 17:50
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    Guess it's similiar to this one from 4 weeks ago.

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=45796
    By similar... do you mean exactly the same?