What do you think of when you hear the word balance? Lounging on a hammock with a loved one? Or maybe a hot cup of coffee or tea and a cozy blanket? Perhaps you imagine yourself with a few quiet moments of solitude, or think of the feeling of satisfaction after crossing something off your to-do list. You may even remember yourself as a kid, pretending the sidewalk curb is a balance beam, walking one wobbly foot in front of the other.

Balance may mean something different to everyone, but when it comes to our newest brain teaser, there is only one right answer!

This math and logic puzzle gives you three perfectly balanced scales with different shapes on each side. A fourth scale has shapes only on the left side. You need to study the three balanced scales to figure out how many shapes are needed to balance out the last one.

So get comfy, grab a drink or a sweet treat, and enjoy exercising your brain!

balancing the scales brain teaser


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balancing the scales brain teaser answer guide

How did you do? Did you balance the scales? How long did it take? What do you think of when you think of being balanced? Let us know in the comments!