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mistermickster
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 8:33 am    Post subject: Water, water everywhere.... Reply with quote

You have two bottles and endless amounts of water.

One bottle holds 5 gallons, the other holds 3.

Using just the two bottles and the water, how do you end up with exactly 4 gallons in the 5 gallon bottle?
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Si
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless this is a trick question...
Code:
               3 litre bottle  5 litre bottle
Fill 5                0               5
Fill 3 from 5         3               2
Empty 3               0               2
Fill 3 from 5         2               0
Fill 5                2               5
Fill 3 from 5         3               4

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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

or, if you are on a meter...

Code:
               3 litre bottle  5 litre bottle
Fill 5 from 3         0               3
Fill 5 from 3         1               5
Empty 5               1               0
Fill 5 from 3         0               1
Fill 5 from 3         0               4
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ASA
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 11:51 am    Post subject: Re: Water, water everywhere.... Reply with quote

mistermickster wrote:
You have two bottles and endless amounts of water.

One bottle holds 5 gallons, the other holds 3.

Using just the two bottles and the water, how do you end up with exactly 4 gallons in the 5 gallon bottle?


If you go to the petrol station I went to, you tell them to fill up the 5 gallon one.
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That has to be the funniest post I've read in months! Bravo...
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