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One out of ninety (Posted on 2013-12-17) Difficulty: 3 of 5
You are presented with a set of 90 coins, appearing identical.
Actually, 89 of them are identical, but one has a different weight.
Using balance scales you have to find the odd coin,
paying $10 each time you use the scales.

What is the maximal (i.e. the worst case) cost to accomplish it?

  Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
Rating: 4.0000 (1 votes)
Solution: (Hide)
$50 (5 weighings) WILL DO.
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  Subject Author Date
SolutionOne out of 121 !!Steve Herman2015-12-19 19:20:20
re: One out of One Hundred Twenty!Steve Herman2015-12-18 20:18:01
SolutionOne out of One Hundred Twenty!Brian Smith2015-12-18 00:03:15
One out of 121?Steve Herman2013-12-18 22:34:02
SolutionOne out of 92! (spoiler)Steve Herman2013-12-18 12:58:52
Minimum of the minimum of the maximumSteve Herman2013-12-17 16:27:22
SolutionWhere there's a will, there's a weigh (spoiler?)Steve Herman2013-12-17 16:02:36
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