2015 U. K. Championship Puzzles


1. Balancing Act

Put the numbers indicated in the weights so that the entire system balances. That is, there should be equal torque (sum of weight times distance) on both sides of every horizontal bar. Ignore the weight of the bars and strings.

2. Rock-Scissors-Paper

This puzzle is filled with rocks (fists), scissors (two fingers) and papers (palms). Your job is to start on a rock and visit each hex exactly once by jumping to a hex in the same row or sloping diagonal as the current hex. Each jump must follow the pattern rock → scissors → paper → rock, until you end on a rock. The jumps must never reverse direction, though you may jump over a hex multiple times.


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