On Mar 11, 2013, at 4:35 PM, Joe Niederberger <email@example.com> wrote:
>> 2. ABBB CCCB <- This is the next weighing if in step 1 AAAA != BBBB > > Says who? The balanced strategy handbook? > Better get the next edition out. > >> You cannot end up with a group of 4 coins in step 3 > > I guess you mean "given your step 2" - etc etc.
No, I meant period. You cannot take 4 coins, even if you know that the counterfeit coin is heavy and find it in one weighing.