Question Dear Mitch, You mentioned you'd have one of your "super-challenge" problems for Thanksgiving. Is it coming? From, Fred Answer Dear Fred, Yes it is; in fact, here it is:A series of weighings is shown below. All items on the scales are small toys to be used as decorations for a Thanksgiving party. There are four different kinds of toys - toy 'drumsticks', toy 'turkey platters', toy 'Pilgrim hats', and toy figures of a 'Native American'.Going from top to bottom, the first three scales (scale A, scale B, and scale C) are balanced and complete. But the fourth scale (scale D) is not.After taking a careful look at the scales below and analyzing the information they provide, try to problem-solve to figure out how many toy turkey platters must be put on the empty side of scale D in order to form a balance with the left-hand side of that scale, which, as depicted in the ilustration, is weighed down by just one toy drumstick? (Good luck; this is definitely one of those problems that most people find more challenging than they initially think it will be!) Enjoy,Mitch © 2024. Mitch Adler. All rights reserved.