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How to use a triple-beam-balance Mrs. Halaw

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Parts of a balance - Pan- Pointer - Riders- Beams - Adjustment knob

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Step #1 Clean the pan.

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Step #2 If the pointer is not at zero, have the teacher zero the balance.

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Step #3 Place an object in the center of the pan.

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Step #4 Move the middle rider over a notch until the pointer drops. Then move it back one notch.

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Step #5 Repeat the previous step with the back rider.

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Step #6 Move the front rider over until the pointer is at zero.

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Step #7 Add the values of the three beams to determine the mass.

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There will always be two decimal places in your answer. The last one must always end in a 0 or a 5.

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