# How would this equation be solved by divide and conquer?

: A king has 32 golden coins, one of which he knows is counterfeit. The counterfeit gold
coin weighs less than a regular coin. You have been assigned to use a balance (scale) to
determine which one of the coins is not pure gold. Explain how you would accomplish
this using the scale a minimum number of times (find a divide & conquer approach for
your solution). How many times did you use the scale?

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