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Quantum CyberTeaser: November/December 1996


B187

Lost weight. The masses of weights in a set are 1 g, 2 g, 3 g, …, 101 g. The 19-g weight was lost. Is it possible to divide the remaining 100 weights into two groups with the same number of pieces and the same total weight?
[V. Proizvolov]

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The winners:

  • Jean-Baptiste Legros (Fontainebleau, France)
  • Steve Hunter (Ascot, Berkshire, UK)
  • Oleg Shpyrko (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
  • John J. Drozd (London, Ontario)
  • Leo Borovskiy (Brooklyn, New York)
  • Ted Lau (Fenton, Michigan)
  • Kiran Raj (Berkeley, California)
  • Iljong Lee (Berkeley, California)
  • Clarissa Lee (Perak, Malaysia)
  • May T. Lim (Quezon City, Philippines)

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