Date: Mar 11, 2013 4:56 PM
Author: Robert Hansen
Subject: Re: Please help me with the following question
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.