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Homework Help: Math

Posted by Denise on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 9:26am.

An apothecary has a set of five weights for use in the pans of his balance. By proper selection of weights, he is able to measure every multiple of 0.5 g, from 0.5 g up to a total of the five weights together. If the arrangement of weights is such that the apothecary can weigh the maxium possible amount, what are the five weights?

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