Balance problems are all too common, and we’re all away aware of their connection to systems of linear equations. But, what if the scales don’t balance? What if one side weighs more? Behold, my “imbalance problems.”
In each case, order the three shapes by weight
I offered a prize for great imbalance problems. My favorite two puzzlists won a print of their choosing from the Stars of the Mind’s Sky series, up to 12″x12″. You can see the submissions below.