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Coins that Change Their Weights

@article{Khovanova2016CoinsTC,
  title={Coins that Change Their Weights},
  author={Tanya Khovanova and Konstantin Knop},
  journal={arXiv: Combinatorics},
  year={2016}
}
  • T. Khovanova, K. Knop
  • Published 24 November 2016
  • Computer Science, Mathematics
  • arXiv: Combinatorics
As in many coin puzzles, we have several identical-looking coins, with one of them fake and the rest real. The real coins weigh the same. Our fake coin is special in that it can change its weight. The coin can pretend to be a real coin, a fake coin that is lighter than a real one, and a fake coin that is heavier than a real one. In addition to this, each time the coin is on the scale, it changes its weight in a predetermined fashion. In this paper, we seek to find our fake coin using a balance… 

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