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Weighing an Elephant

Hundreds of years ago, a king of an Asian country who lived in a port city, received a visit from his friend, a king of an adjacent country.
The visitor brought a present with him. It was an elephant.

The visitor gave it and said : "Can you measure the elephant's rough weight in a day?"

The king of the port city consulted with the retainers.

"We just have beam scales weighing bags. Do you have any ideas?"

One vassal said : "I can make the relevant measuring equipment assembling large levers and pulleys, your majesty."

"Can you make it in a day?"

"..I can't."

Another vassal said, "How about weighing in pieces after killing the elephant?"

"I won't."

At last they found the method and measured the elephant's approximate weight without sophisticated devices.

Question : What was the method?

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