Dec 062017

Solves the 12-coins type puzzles mathmatically (from BYTE). | |||
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File Name | File Size | Zip Size | Zip Type |

COIN.BAS | 1612 | 1070 | deflated |

COIN.TXT | 691 | 418 | deflated |

# Download File COIN_PUZ.ZIP Here

## Contents of the COIN.TXT file

Have you ever heard the brain teaser that goes something like this...

You have 12 coins, one of which is counterfit (either

lighter than or heavier than the others). Using a simple

balance scale you have but THREE weighings to determine

which is the counterfit AND whether it is heavier or

lighter! Well, it took me quite a while to solve that.

Recently while browsing through some old BYTE magazines I

came across a math column that dealt with this type of

program. I have included the listing "COIN.BAS" for your

enjoyment. Running it is self-explanatory. I highly

reccommend you read the accompanying article (see listing

for ref) as it is scientifically very interesting!

You have 12 coins, one of which is counterfit (either

lighter than or heavier than the others). Using a simple

balance scale you have but THREE weighings to determine

which is the counterfit AND whether it is heavier or

lighter! Well, it took me quite a while to solve that.

Recently while browsing through some old BYTE magazines I

came across a math column that dealt with this type of

program. I have included the listing "COIN.BAS" for your

enjoyment. Running it is self-explanatory. I highly

reccommend you read the accompanying article (see listing

for ref) as it is scientifically very interesting!

December 6, 2017
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