A problem by Luísa Quintão

Level pending

There are ten piles of ten bricks each. Nine of the ten piles have each of their bricks weighing 1kg and the pile left has each of its bricks weighing 1.1kg. Considering you have one weighing-machine, what is the minimum of times you would have to use it to find out which pile has the 1.1kg bricks?

PS; you can't put all the piles/bricks on the weighing-machine and take them out one by one or anything like that; you can't gradually add one pile/brick after another or anything like that

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