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# No matter...whether Ascending or Descending order

Best Answer Pickett, 25 November 2013 - 02:35 PM

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### #1 wolfgang

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 11:18 AM

Hi dear friends...I missed you so much....I love you all...

I have today a nice puzzle for you...hope to enjoy solving it  ..

We have 4 beakers( A,B,C, and D)

(A) can take only 3 gallons of water,(B) can take 4 gallons...they are  both empty at start position.

© and (D) have the same size , each can take exactly 5 gallons,   both are full  with water to start with.

Use these beakers only to make an ascending or descending order of water amount in each beaker...

i.e. , either...1 gallon, 2,3,and 4 gallons,

or 4 gallons, 3,2 and one gallon...

Have a nice time..

Edited by wolfgang, 24 November 2013 - 11:20 AM.

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### #2 TimeSpaceLightForce

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 12:11 PM

Great to have you back!

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### #3 wolfgang

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 05:25 PM

Great to have you back!

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Thanks dear  T.S.L.F.  , sorry....but you changed their arrangement....which should be( A,B,C,D) and not ( B,A,C,D).

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 05:38 PM

If (a) can only take 3 gallons then we could never go 4, 3, 2, 1

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 05:56 PM

Spoiler for with that being said

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### #6 Pickett

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 02:35 PM   Best Answer

Spoiler for Small assumption...

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 02:57 PM

hmmm @Pickett i guess i assumed that the containers were unmarked and only the total amount was known

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### #8 Pickett

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 04:22 PM

hmmm @Pickett i guess i assumed that the containers were unmarked and only the total amount was known

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 05:40 PM

But how can you be sure that it is exactly half? I mean there will some lost of precision due to estimation.
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### #10 plainglazed

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 06:40 PM

Spoiler for another method perhaps

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