, Volume 23, Issue 12, pp 1395–1410 | Cite as

Balanced Number System

Application to Mathematical Puzzles
  • Shobha BagaiEmail author
General Article


The article explores the application of binary and ternary number systems to three classical mathematical puzzles–weight problem of Bachet de Méziriac, binary numbers magic trick, and the detection of a counterfeit coin. The article further elucidates the generalization of these puzzles using the balanced number system.


Binary number system ternary number system balanced number system weight problem of Bachet de Méziriac 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cluster Innovation Centre, G C Narang RoadUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia

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