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#1 2018-01-15 23:00:15

iamaditya
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A little nice puzzle

You are given 8 balls. One of the balls is heavier than the rest which are all the same weight. It is impossible to determine the heavier ball by the shape, size or lifting it up. You are given a 2-plated beam balance. Using the balance twice, how can you determine which ball is heavier.


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#2 2018-01-15 23:38:22

ganesh
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Re: A little nice puzzle

Hi iamaditya,


It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi. 

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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#3 2018-01-16 07:29:11

iamaditya
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Re: A little nice puzzle

ganesh wrote:

I asked this problem long time back when I was young.

Oh really? Actually I heard this problem from my friend.


Practice makes a man perfect.
There is no substitute to hard work
All of us do not have equal talents but everybody has equal oppurtunities to build their talents.-APJ Abdul Kalam

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