Solution to Math Puzzle of the Month**** The Squash Ball Problem **** Take six of the eight balls. Put three on each of the two pans of the balance scale. If the scales balance the heavier ball is one of the remaining two. Put the remaining two, one on each pan, and note which side is the heaviest. If when the three balls are placed on each of the two pans the pans do not balance, note which pan is the heaviest. Set the three balls on the lighter side aside. Of the three remaining balls place two of the balls on the scale so that one ball is on each pan. If the scale balances the third ball is the heaviest. If scale does not balance the heavest ball is the one on the lower pan of the scale.Copyright © 1995 - Present. SSmyrl |