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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up Looks Simple!!!

    Ten match boxes with 20 matchsticks each lie on a table.All match boxes are equal weight except one whose matchsticks weigh lesser than the others.
    How would you find the matchbox with less weight in one attempt if given a weighing machine?


  2. #2
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    Re: Looks Simple!!!

    remember!!only one attempt


  3. #3
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    Re: Looks Simple!!!

    its not possible in one step. but i think answer is, first make 5 -5 boxes weigh n which one is less take that one n make as 2-2-1 in this first we check the 2-2 which is less one take that one n weigh as 1-1-1 we will get which box lesser it takes only 3steps to do:-)


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    Re: Looks Simple!!!

    Nope..it can be done in a single attempt.
    Clue:use matchsticks instead of matchboxes


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    Re: Looks Simple!!!

    Put all of the matchboxes into water


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