Well, don't just yank on the door handle; that's a death sentence.

Hint 2

See? I told you so. See that odd contraption on the right side of the doors? Look closely to see that it's some sort of scale. That will eventually help you open the doors.

-- which leads you back here, where your goal is to put all the seeds on the scale in such a way that the scale balances. Read to the end of this hint for the way to place the seeds.

Hint 6

The numbers on the little trays tell you the weight of each seed placed there. The scales will balance when you have the same number on each side of the scale.

Hint 7

For example, if you put one seed in the 5 tray and one seed in the 4 tray, that's 5 + 4, or 9. If you have two seeds in the 5 tray (2 X 5 = 10) and three seeds in the 4 tray (3 X 4 = 12), you'd have a total of 22 (10 + 12 = 22). See?

Hint 8

So this is just basic arithmetic after all --

Hint 9

-- and thus quite irritating, if like me you're not good at arithmetic. Here are the equations that will open the door for you: