## Ratio of masses, individual weight calculations(Division B)

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### Ratio of masses, individual weight calculations(Division B)

Hi
I am a newbie at this event. For the division B, we need to find the ratio of the masses which means
Hang 2 masses A, B at a time. At equilibrium, by the law of moment, we can find the Mass A/Mass B ratio.
Similarly, for Mass Band Mass C and Mass B/Mass C ratio.
But how do we find the weights of the individual masses? They say they will give one known mass. So to find the mass A, mass B, mass C should we balance it separately to get the individual weights A, B,C.
Any help is appreciated.
Thanks!

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### Re: Ratio of masses, individual weight calculations(Division B)

Robot2020 wrote:
February 16th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Hi
I am a newbie at this event. For the division B, we need to find the ratio of the masses which means
Hang 2 masses A, B at a time. At equilibrium, by the law of moment, we can find the Mass A/Mass B ratio.
Similarly, for Mass Band Mass C and Mass B/Mass C ratio.
But how do we find the weights of the individual masses? They say they will give one known mass. So to find the mass A, mass B, mass C should we balance it separately to get the individual weights A, B,C.
Any help is appreciated.
Thanks!
You don't. Rules say you find ratios, not actual masses.
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### Re: Ratio of masses, individual weight calculations(Division B)

Thank you so much. How about the data graphs? What should be on the x axis and the y axis?

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