Found this intriguing question in the book Mathematical Circles (Russian Experience) by Dmitri Fomin, Sergey Genkin and Ilia Itenberg. I have not done this before, and do not know, therefore, how easy or difficult this is.
There are 101 coins, and only one of them differs from the other (genuine) ones by weight. We have to determine whether this counterfeit coin is heavier or lighter than a genuine coin. How can we do this using two weighings?
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