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 A counterfeit coin 2007-03-05 From Delian:Hi there, I have a counterfeit penny problem - however this one is slightly more challenging. I have twelve pennies, and one of them is counterfeit. The only difference between the counterfeit coin and the real ones is that the counterfeit is EITHER heavier or lighter than the others (We don't know which). I need to be able to solve this in only three weightings, and I REALLY NEED HELP!!!Answered by Penny Nom. Weightng coins 2007-02-18 From Gary:You are considering buying 27 silver coins that look alike, but you have been told that one of the coins is a lightweight counterfeit. Find the least number of weighings on a balance scale that you can use to be certain you have found the counterfeit coin.Answered by Penny Nom. A counterfeit coin 2004-01-23 From Kim:You are considering buying 45 silver coins that look alike, but you have been told that one of the coins is a lightweight counterfeit. Find the least number of weighings on a balance scale that you can use to be certain you have found the counterfeit coin?Answered by Penny Nom.

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