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Topic: History of balance weights problem, 1, 3, 9 and powers of 2
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Pat Ballew

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History of balance weights problem, 1, 3, 9 and powers of 2
Posted: Dec 3, 2012 11:33 AM
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I'm trying to find information on early use of the problem about what (or how many) weights to use in balance to weigh different objects. Singmaster gives a 11th century reference I don't know, can't find, and would like to have someone give me link or reference to weight problem used by Fibonacci... other historical references. Thanks for any leads.

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