# Which coins are Counterfeit or Real?

Ok i recieved this problem and i have been stuck on this. Heres the problem : There are 12 identical coins, 1 is counterfeit. This counterfeit can be either LIGHTER or HEAVIER than the real coins. You can use a balance scale ONLY 3 TIMES. Find the counterfeit coins and determine whether it is lighter or heavier……All you have to do is find steps on how you did it and come up with an answer to see if it can be lighter or heavier, You can only use the balance 3 times. Thanks
Heres the thing, you can only use the scale to help you, no telescopes or using your hands

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