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Bushels of Apples

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Puzzle ID:#118
Fun:*** (2.6)
Difficulty:*** (2.54)
Submitted By:jerry1***
Corrected By:CrazyPineapple




An unemployed man walks into a shipping warehouse on the wharf. He goes to the foreman and asks for a job. The foreman says he`ll give him a job if he can figure out a problem with 10 bushels of apples. Nine of the bushels are full of apples weighing 1 pound each, but one bushel contains apples weighing 1.1 pounds each. All of the bushels contain the same number of apples. The foreman wants to know which bushel has the heavy apples. There is a scale, but he can only make one measurement on the scale. Making only one weight measurement,how can the man find which bushel contains the heavy apples? He can include any combination of bushels or apples on the scale.

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You only need to weigh apples, not bushels.

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