# Identify Lighter Balls Weighing on Christmas Tree

• dipinsingh
In summary: Put the two colored balls in one scale and the two white balls in the other. If the colored balls go down is because they are both heavy, if they go up, both are light, if the scales are even, the one that was down in the first weighting is heavy and the other is light.
dipinsingh
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On a Christmas tree there were two blue, two red and two white balls. All seemed the same, however in each colour pair one ball was heavier. All three lighter balls were the same weight, just like all three heavier balls.
Using a pair of scales twice, identify the lighter balls.

Put in one scale a white and a red ball and in the other scale a blue and the other white ball.
If the scales are even, this means that one of the colored balls is heavy and the other is light. Weight one against the other to determine which is which. The light white ball is the one that was in the same scale with the heavy colored ball.
If the scales are not even, you know already that the heavy white ball is the one in the down scale. The colored balls may be both heavy, both light or the one in the down scale is heavy and the other is light.
Put the two colored balls in one scale and the two white balls in the other. If the colored balls go down is because they are both heavy, if they go up, both are light, if the scales are even, the one that was down in the first weighting is heavy and the other is light.

CEL said:
Put in one scale a white and a red ball and in the other scale a blue and the other white ball.
If the scales are even, this means that one of the colored balls is heavy and the other is light. Weight one against the other to determine which is which. The light white ball is the one that was in the same scale with the heavy colored ball.
If the scales are not even, you know already that the heavy white ball is the one in the down scale. The colored balls may be both heavy, both light or the one in the down scale is heavy and the other is light.
Put the two colored balls in one scale and the two white balls in the other. If the colored balls go down is because they are both heavy, if they go up, both are light, if the scales are even, the one that was down in the first weighting is heavy and the other is light.

U R Right.

## What is the significance of identifying lighter balls weighing on a Christmas tree?

The identification of lighter balls on a Christmas tree can help determine which ornaments are safe to hang on the tree without causing it to tilt or topple over. It can also ensure that the tree is evenly balanced and visually appealing.

## What materials are needed to identify lighter balls on a Christmas tree?

To identify lighter balls on a Christmas tree, you will need a scale or measuring device, a list of the weight of each ornament, and a way to label or mark the lighter balls for easy identification.

## How do you weigh the ornaments on a Christmas tree?

The best way to weigh ornaments on a Christmas tree is to use a scale or measuring device. Place the ornament on the scale and record its weight. If the ornament is too light to register on the scale, you can use a small container or bag to hold it and then subtract the weight of the container from the total weight.

## Can you use a visual inspection to identify lighter balls on a Christmas tree?

While a visual inspection can give you a general idea of which ornaments may be lighter, it is not a reliable method for identifying lighter balls on a Christmas tree. Some ornaments may appear light but actually have a heavier weight due to their size or material.

## Does the weight of the ornaments affect the overall weight of the Christmas tree?

Yes, the weight of the ornaments can affect the overall weight of the Christmas tree. If there are too many heavier ornaments on one side of the tree, it may cause the tree to tilt or lean in that direction. This can also put stress on the tree's branches and potentially cause it to topple over.

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