A detective visits his friend John just to discover that John’s neighbour Dr Jacob was murdered. Dr Jacob, who is a mathematician wrote the murderer’s name in a code word “Hcqtfz”. There were five suspects
The Detective was instantly able to find the murderer.
In front of you, there are 9 coins. They all look absolutely identical, but one of the coins is fake. However, you know that the fake coin is lighter than the rest, and in front of you is a balance scale. What is the least number of weightings you can use to find the counterfeit coin?