POW 14- King's Gold

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Jennifer L

 

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November 20, 2013

 

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But one day, the king hears a story that a woman from another kingdom received a gold coin. The king knew it had to be his gold, because he owned all the gold in the kingdom. Someone was spending his gold! So he decided to find the lightest bag of the 8 using a pan scale to weigh the bags of gold. The King expected that it would take 3 weightings to determine the lightest bag of gold, but the mathematician thinks the lightest can be determined in less...
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I need to find out the lowest number of times that the King will have to weigh his gold to determine the lightest bag. Process: I started by weighing 4 bags on each side of the scale to see which side was lighter. Then from those results, I thought to weigh the 4 bags that were on the lighter side by 2 and 2...
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