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Sorting Coins (Posted on 2004-01-18) Difficulty: 3 of 5
You have 12 coins. They are completely identical except six of them weigh 24g and the other six weigh 25g. You have only a balance scale to sort them out. What is the minimum number of weighings which guarantees all the coins to be sorted?

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There is a solution in . . . . | Comment 6 of 11 |
There is a solution which only takes eight weighings in the worst case.
  Posted by Brian Smith on 2004-01-20 12:15:45
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