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100 pearls animation The scoop holds 100 pearls, and the empty container on the scale weighs one pound before the pearls are added. Roll your cursor over the scoop to dump the pearls onto the scale and see how much 100 pearls weigh (note that the dish weighs 1 pound).

So now you know that 100 pearls weighs 1 pound. If you could only get one more piece of information in order to determine how many pearls are in the chest, what would be the best piece of information to get?

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