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Latest In Touch Spring 2015
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Last issue's logic puzzle solved: Broken Stones...
In the last issue of In Touch, you read about a mathematics professor who bought a small farm in Shropshire, and the property came with a large balance scale and an old 40-pound stone. One morning while cleaning his barn, the professor dropped the stone and it broke into four pieces.The professor, however, discovered that this was a good thing. Using these four pieces, he could now weigh any item – as long as these items were in one-pound increments – between one and 40 pounds. What did those four stones weigh?
The four pieces weighed one, three, nine and 27 pounds.
You might ask, then how would you weigh a five-pound bag of flour? By putting the bag, the three-pound stone and the one-pound stone on one side of the balance, and the nine-pound stone on the other. How about a 33-pound bag of feed? Put the bag and the three-pound stone on one side of the balance, and the 27-pound and nine-pound stones on the other.
Our winners, drawn at random, are Michael Channon (General Science, 1966), Roger Jones (Civil Engineering, 1961), and David Perry (Physics, 1986). Congratulations!
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InTouch is the bi-annual magazine for all alumni of King's and related Colleges.