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# Balance Beams 2

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

1 2 5 9

3 4 7 8

### Hint

The sum of all the numbers is odd.One of the numbers must be moved in a tricky way to make a larger number.

### 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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