Toughest riddle ever #3 . . .

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Toughest riddle ever #3 . . .

Postby Helspawn101 » Sun May 23, 2004 8:47 pm

No one not even "the_only_one" can get this one of mine...


Question:


A farmer had a stone that he used to measure grain on his scale. One day his neighbor borrowed the stone, and when he returned, it was broken into four pieces. The neighbor was very apologetic, but the farmer thanked the neighbor for doing him a big favor. The farmer said that now he can measure his grain in one pound increments starting at one pound all the way to forty pounds (1, 2, 3, 17, 29, 37, etc.) using these four stones.

How much do the four stones weigh?(each stone is a different weight)

I will post the answer in one week. Hope you try this riddle.
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Postby The_Only_One » Sun May 23, 2004 10:49 pm

Ahah! Ivwe got IT!

The stones weigh 1 pound, 3 pounds, 9 pounds and 27 pounds. These can be used in combination with each other on both sides of the scale to come up with any counterweight from 1 to 40 pounds.

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Postby Helspawn101 » Sun May 23, 2004 10:51 pm

Ohh my god!!!Ohh my god!!!Ohh my god!!!Ohh my god!!!Ohh my god!!!
Ohh my god!!!Ohh my god!!!Ohh my god!!!
You are a riddle master!!!!

Correct!!
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Postby Megafrost » Sun May 23, 2004 11:44 pm

*awards token and ice cubes to the_only_one*
The universe is mine and all shall bow before the might of Megafrost, master of Orion, master of the universe...
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