1. ## Weight in line

There is a tradition in the Magic Forest that every month there is a market in the open glade. Farmers and inhabitants from the forest meet up and sell their various items ranging from food stuffs to inventions ( Normally Al Bear's).

One of the stall holders was selling some rather nice cheese which came in all weights and sizes but was beside himself with grief " Oh woe is me, I have my cheese but I have forgotten the weights that I use to weigh them, Oh what am I to do?"

Al Bear Einstein was nearby and overheard the sad story.

" No problems young stall holder. If I get Jezza Bear to cut off a log weighing 40 Kg, I can get him to cut it into 4 pieces. With these pieces you will be able to weigh every integer whole kilogram weight from 1 to 40 kilograms....If I do this I will charge you 1 round of cheese" Al Bear then measured and then got JB to cut the log with his chainsaw.

What were the weights of the 4 pieces of log that JB cut up?

2. ## Re: Weight in line

<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">1Kg, 3Kg, 9Kg, 27Kg</span hide>

StuartR

3. ## Re: Weight in line

Well done Stuart you can have some of Al Bear's <img src=/S/claude.gif border=0 alt=claude width=21 height=21> and a [choccy bar]

4. ## Re: Weight in line

I want to know where you can get an infinitely thin chain saw chain.... <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

5. ## Re: Weight in line

>I want to know where you can get an infinitely thin chain saw chain.

As J1 would say "duuuuuh, it is the Magic Forest Leif" <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

6. ## Re: Weight in line

Traditionally, cheese is not weighed out to the nearest infinitesimal. Most customers are content with a piece of cheese that lies within a few percent of the agreed weight <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

StuartR

7. ## Re: Weight in line

You are right. Traditionally cheese comes pre-packed and pre-weighed and sealed in plastic <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

Talking of great cheese traditions, I trust you appreciate Cheddar Gorge is back on the airwaves?

8. ## Re: Weight in line

Well you can tell J1, "Yeah, but No, but Yeah, but if this was a Magic Forest, you'd have Magic Scales to go with it and wouldn't need to work it out with logs." <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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And another thing - how did Jezza Bear cut the logs to the required weights without any scales? <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

10. ## Re: Weight in line

As J1 would say, "duuuuh, he used bits of cheese of the correct weight".

<img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

11. ## Re: Weight in line

If he had a very even 40Kg log then he could have used a ruler

StuartR

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<img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15>

13. ## Re: Weight in line

"Il-log-ical, Captain"!

Mr Speck

14. ## Re: Weight in line

I think you're all barking up the wrong trees.....

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