27 Coins Balance Puzzle
Twenty-six coins weigh the same and one counterfeit coin weighs less than the others. Determine the counterfeit coin using a balancing scale with the least number of tests. Do you think you can find the counterfeit coin with only three tests?[more]
The numbers at the bottom are neither on the left nor the right for the current weighing. Only the largest number of the coins on either side is shown in the weighing pans.[less]
"27 Coins Balance Puzzle"
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Published: February 12 2015