There are 12 chess coins ..
one is a counterfeit that looks identical to the other 11. Using a balancescale and only three weighings, how would you determine which is the counterfeit coin and whether it is heavier or lighter than the real coin ? clues:
How many stacks of coins will you use; how many coins per stack;which coins will you test against each other in the 1st weighing; and which ones in the 2nd weighing if the 1st weighing does or doesn't balance.Congratulations
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