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There are 10 gold smiths in the town and a rich businessman wants to collect 1kg of pure gold. So he informs each person to bring 10 balls of pure gold, each weighing exactly 10g. So altogether he plans to collect 100 gold balls 10g each.
But one gold smith brings 10 balls each weighing exactly 9g.
The businessman gets to know about the ongoing scandal and plans to catch this fraud. He calls the 10 smiths into his office room where he has an electronic balance. The businessman catches the fraud with weighing exactly one time. How did he do that? Note: He weighs one time only. Balls cannot be distinguished by looking.