16 June 2017

523. Balance the scale: Add 1

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The vertical matchsticks on the scale all have the same weight. To balance the scale you need to add 1 more matchstick. Where would you place it?

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In the original puzzle:
Left of balancing point: 4 + 2 + 1 + 1 = 8 units
Right of balancing point: 3 + 3 + 4 = 10 units

From the above we can see we need to add 2 more units to the left of the balancing point. This is done by placing the matchstick as shown in the solution.

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