This challenge is reserved to the Final 3 players. I ask the jury not to post anything here or to send help to the players via PM.
I also ask the players not to use the internet to help find the answer. You wanted to play Survivor which means no ressources! Iím not sure the answer is even posted somewhere but it very well could be so please, play fair.
So often, the Final 3 IC winner faces the toughest decision of the season so I decided it would be a good thing to do it like they do it on the show: The F3 IC winner will be the only one to vote, deciding whom he will face in front of the jury.
This is what you will be using for the challenge:
You will also receive 12 coins (I seriously suggest you use real coins to keep track of your tries)
11 of those coins have the exact same weight.
1 is different.
Your job is to find a way that would always reveal that different coin in no more than 3 weighings on that tip-scale. You will have to account for all possibilities.
Your answer will therefore be in the form:
1st weighing: You put so many coins on one side and that same number on the other: What happens?
What do you do next depending on one of the possibilities of the 1 st weighing.
What do you do next depending on the other possibilities.
I will allow each player to send me 3 PMs. I will answer your first two attempts, telling you where you went wrong if you did. That will not only give you an idea of what form your final answer should have but it could also give you hints on how to proceed.
If no one solves the puzzle by Saturday at noon, I will have to determine who came closest.
(See, Iím hoping this will be the toughest challenge yet!)