Math Puzzle: Hunting Deer
Two hunters killed a deer and sold it by the pound in the woods. They had no proper means of weighing it, but knew their own weights-one 130 pounds and the other 190 pounds. They placed a rail across a fence so that it balanced with one of them on each end. They then exchanged places, the lighter man taking the deer in his lap, and the rail again balanced. What was the weight of the deer?
If you can figure this out, answers can be entered in the ‘comment’ section below. Will reveal Thursday.