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Balance Beams 2

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Puzzle ID:#50301
Fun:** (2)
Difficulty:** (1.94)
Category:Math
Submitted By:MarcM1098Aca*****

 

 

 



Two beams (rows of numbers) are given below. The first beam has a sum of 17; the second beam has a sum of 22. Your challenge is to balance the beams, so that the two rows have the same sum. You are only allowed to move two numbers; all of the numbers must be used in the answer.

1 2 5 9
3 4 7 8

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Answer

Move the 1 to the bottom row, placing it immediately to the left of the 3, making a 13.
Move the 8 to the top row. Both beams now have a sum of 24.

8 2 5 9
13 4 7

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