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#1 bonanova

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 10:36 PM

This one is due to James Fixx - a different twist to a familiar genre.

Six water pails sit on the ground in a row. Pails 1-3 are filled; pails 4-6 are empty:

[1 full] . [2 full] . [3 full] . [4 empty] . [5 empty] . [6 empty]

By moving only one pail, make the full and empty pails alternate.
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 10:38 PM

take pail 2 and dump it into pail 5
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Posted 05 September 2007 - 12:00 AM

I have already posted this... see Six Cups somewhere here in New Riddles in a page
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Posted 05 September 2007 - 12:05 AM

Further discussion can continue in unreality's thread Six Cups.

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