02/12/04 MATHEMATICS
DEPARTMENT, FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY

MATH
COLLOQUIUM, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 11:00 AM, STARR 138

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** SPEAKER: **James Howard,

** **Associate Professor,
Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University** **

**TITLE: ****Generalizations of the Counterfeit Coin Problem**

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*I will be discussing several generalizations (to n weighings) of
the following problem:*

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*You have a balance scale and twelve coins. Exactly one of the coins is counterfeit and,
therefore either heavier of lighter than a genuine coin, but you do not know
which. Using only three weighings, can
you identify the counterfeit coin and decide whether it is too heavy or too
light?*

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**REFRESHMENTS: **11:00
AM, STARR 138

http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/colleges/artsands/Math/MATH_COLLOQUIUM/ColloquiumWeb/index.html

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