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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Is it possible to weigh a standard wooden pallet 40inX48in using 4 bathroom scales at the 4 corners?

Givens:

Max weight of pallet with boxes: 750lbs

Max measurable weight of bathroom scales: 300lbs

Assumptions:

Weight of boxes on pallet is evenly distributed

Weight of pallet with boxes is evenly distributed across the 4 scales

1. Is this even possible or will the scales simply be crushed?

2. If it is possible, and I gather 4 weights, from the 4 scales, at 4 corners, do I add the weights together or average them? Or is the calculation more complicated than this?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

Regards

-nutso

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Weigh something with multiple scales

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