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- Experiment based on Millikan's experiment of calculating the value of the electron's charge

Hello! As I said in the summary, this is inspired by Millikan's experiment.

Suppose you have 19 (closed) packages, all filled with different quantities of the same unknown object (which has a mass of m). You then weigh these packages one by one. How could you estimate the mass "m" of that unknown object?

You can't open the packages, and naturally, you don't know how many of these objects are in every package. Also, the MCD is 1, and I'm not sure if m is an integer.

I have asked this on other math forums, and nobody has been able to help. The condition of the answers they gave me is that the m has to be an integer, but I'm not sure if this is the case. Does anybody know what to do? I haven't been able to found what Millikan did with the gathered data after doing the experiment.

Suppose you have 19 (closed) packages, all filled with different quantities of the same unknown object (which has a mass of m). You then weigh these packages one by one. How could you estimate the mass "m" of that unknown object?

You can't open the packages, and naturally, you don't know how many of these objects are in every package. Also, the MCD is 1, and I'm not sure if m is an integer.

I have asked this on other math forums, and nobody has been able to help. The condition of the answers they gave me is that the m has to be an integer, but I'm not sure if this is the case. Does anybody know what to do? I haven't been able to found what Millikan did with the gathered data after doing the experiment.