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Take the right one (Posted on 2013-10-18) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Among 100 coins exactly 4 are fake. All genuine coins weigh the same; all fake coins, too. A fake coin is lighter than a genuine coin.

How would we find at least one genuine coin using two weighings on a balance scale?

Source: 2010 Euler math Olympiad in Russia- authored by A.Shapovalov

No Solution Yet Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
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Hints/Tips re: Query .....answered Comment 18 of 18 |
(In reply to Query by Kenny M)

The heavy part has at most 1 fake (light) coin.


  Pick two coins from the heavier side and compare them ()2nd weighing). 
 If they balance they're both normal, otherwise the heavier is normal.

See other posts, - for "=" case.

  Posted by Ady TZIDON on 2013-10-26 05:06:23
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