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 June 11th, 2017, 08:14 AM #11 Math Team   Joined: Dec 2013 From: Colombia Posts: 7,663 Thanks: 2643 Math Focus: Mainly analysis and algebra So you agree that we can determine the absolute weight of a set of coins.
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 Originally Posted by v8archie So you agree that we can determine the absolute weight of a set of coins.
I don't know about that. I do know that you said ... "the scales are not balances"

My posting was in reply to what I believe is an incorrect assumption.

 June 11th, 2017, 11:28 AM #13 Math Team   Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,592 Thanks: 1038 Who d'hell cares? Problem probably written out by a mouthy teacher! Making it 5 persons: 2 have 9's 3 have 10's Line 'em up: take 0 from 1st, 1 from 2nd, 2 from 3rd, 4 from 4th, 8 from 5th. 10 possibilities: P: 0,1, 2 , 4 , 8 1: 9,9,10,10,10 = 149 : 0*9+1*9+2*10+4*10+8*10=149 2: 9,10,9,10,10 = 148 3: 9,10,10,9,10 = 146 4: 9,10,10,10,9 = 142 5: 10,9,9,10,10 = 147 6: 10,9,10,9,10 = 145 7: 10,9,10,10,9 = 141 8: 10,10,9,9,10 = 144 9: 10,10,9,10,9 = 140 10:10,10,10,9,9 = 138 BOOM BAROOM BOOM...BOOMMMMMMMM.......
 June 11th, 2017, 06:51 PM #14 Senior Member   Joined: Dec 2012 From: Hong Kong Posts: 853 Thanks: 311 Math Focus: Stochastic processes, statistical inference, data mining, computational linguistics Am I the only one who was reminded of measure theory/probability theory by the title?
 June 24th, 2017, 07:09 AM #15 Member   Joined: Feb 2017 From: Canada Posts: 38 Thanks: 1 Math Focus: Its a way of life, my mathematics Find out what the tax is
 June 24th, 2017, 07:12 AM #16 Math Team   Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,592 Thanks: 1038 Justin Trudeau's tax?
 June 24th, 2017, 07:20 AM #17 Member   Joined: Feb 2017 From: Canada Posts: 38 Thanks: 1 Math Focus: Its a way of life, my mathematics ay its funny i use to hate taxes but learned to love em

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