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You have 10 bags of gold coins, 10 coins per bag, 10 grams per coin, but one bag of coins weigh only 9 grams per coin (because of low quality). How do you find out which bag contains low quality gold coins? You may use a scale only one time. Thanks to Jason Vuong for this variation!

Asked by Richie Rich, 16 Mar '09 01:57 pm
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Knw the answr... but tooo lazy tu write it... jus copy-pastin it...

step 1: we name all the bag of gold coins as #1, #2, #3......#8, #9, and #10

step 2: we put 1 coin from bag #1, 2 coins from bag #2, 3 coins from bag #3.........8 coins from bag #8, 9 coins from bag #9, and 10 coins from bag 10 onto the scale. Find out the total weight.

step 3: the total weight should have been 10 grams X

(1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10=55) = 550 grams if all coins are the same (10grams each).
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Answered by hellz angel, 16 Mar '09 02:01 pm

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Answered by mohd yousuf, 16 Mar '09 02:02 pm

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Step 1: we name all the bag of gold coins as #1, #2, #3......#8, #9, and #10

step 2: we put 1 coin from bag #1, 2 coins from bag #2, 3 coins from bag #3.........8 coins from bag #8, 9 coins from bag #9, and 10 coins from bag 10 onto the scale. Find out the total weight.

step 3: the total weight should have been 10 grams X

(1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10=55) = 550 grams if all coins are the same (10grams each).

step 4: Subtract the total of step 2 from total of step 3.

Conclusion: If step 4 results 1 gram, then bag #1 is the low quality coins, if step 4 results 2 grams, then bag #2 is the one, if step 4 results 3 grams, then bag #3 is the one.......etc.
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 16 Mar '09 02:02 pm

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