But with the California Gold Rush of 1849 on the brain, here's your teaser for your Memorial Day weekend.
James came to California to find his fortune in the Gold Rush. His first stop after arriving was the supply store where he bought the tools he needed to strike it rich. He knew he needed a weights and a balance to weigh all the gold he was surely going to find. He wanted to measure any whole number of ounces from 1 ounce to at least 12 ounces, and he already brought with him a 1-oz and a 9-oz weight. What size weight or weights should he buy?
Ready for the answer?