# SOLUTION: A pharmacist uses 5 seperate weights. 1G, 2G,4G,8G,16G. If the pharmacist can combine these weights to create new weights, how many different weights are possible?

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 Question 249766: A pharmacist uses 5 seperate weights. 1G, 2G,4G,8G,16G. If the pharmacist can combine these weights to create new weights, how many different weights are possible? Answer by Alan3354(30993)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A pharmacist uses 5 seperate weights. 1G, 2G,4G,8G,16G. If the pharmacist can combine these weights to create new weights, how many different weights are possible? ----------------- 32, if you count zero. 31 if not. -------------- The weights are: The possible combinations are any number in binary from 0 to 31 grams.