# measurment puzzle

rehans oberoi

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Murali Mohan

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posted 9 years ago

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let the weight of each uncontaminated pill be 'x'

so weight of contaminated pill is 'x+1'

there are 4 jars ( say 1, 2 ,3 and 4)

now take 1 pill from jar 1

now take 2 pills from jar 2

now take 3 pills from jar 3

now take 4 pills from jar 4

weigh them all together.

now the weight will be 10x + n

where n is the jar number which contains the contaminated pills.

let me know if I am wrong.

so weight of contaminated pill is 'x+1'

there are 4 jars ( say 1, 2 ,3 and 4)

now take 1 pill from jar 1

now take 2 pills from jar 2

now take 3 pills from jar 3

now take 4 pills from jar 4

weigh them all together.

now the weight will be 10x + n

where n is the jar number which contains the contaminated pills.

let me know if I am wrong.

Thanks,<br />Murali...