TOY BALANCE SCALE

( A REPLICA OF A CALIFORNIA 1849 GOLD RUSH SCALE )

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PORTABLE T O Y BALANCE SCALE Made in India (1990) ******************************************************************** The Limited Metric Weight Set is ( 50 + 20 + 10 + 5 + 2 + 1 ) Gram Here it measures the weights of a set of P L A T O N I C SOLIDS: Cube + Tetrahedron + Octahedron + Icosahedron + Dodecahedron To balance the DODECAHEDRON ( = X ) on scale, there has to be ... ( 20 + 10 ) Gram = LEFT <===> RIGHT = X + 1 Gram Therefore X = 29 Gram is the weight of the aluminum DODECAHEDRON =========== and can n o t placed with this weight set on its opposite side ! |