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# Pouring water II.

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### #11 2shortplanks

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 11:33 AM

This can be done in one pour if the bowls are symetrical.

- pour from the 8L bowl into the 5L bowl until the water reaches the top-edge of the bottom (very hard to explain, but try it in a glass or bowl to see). This will be exactly half of the volumn of the bowl and therefor = 4L.

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### #12 Alyssa

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 06:25 PM

Pouring water II. - Back to the Water and Weighing Puzzles
Having three bowls: 8, 5 and 3 litres capacity. Share 8 litres in halves (4 + 4 litres) pouring water the minimum times.

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Wouldn't it be easier to fill the 5 liter bowl and pour the remaining 3 liters into the three liter bowl and fill the three liter bowl to the top from the five liter bowl?

That would be three steps.
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### #13 Alyssa

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 06:27 PM

Wouldn't it be easier to fill the 5 liter bowl and pour the remaining 3 liters into the three liter bowl and fill the three liter bowl to the top from the five liter bowl?

That would be three steps.

oops forget it

im lost and wrong.
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### #14 soppu

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 07:34 AM

Pouring water II. - Back to the Water and Weighing Puzzles
Having three bowls: 8, 5 and 3 litres capacity. Share 8 litres in halves (4 + 4 litres) pouring water the minimum times.

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This is the only solution possible..... otherwise you have to use another spare bowl.........
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### #15 soppu

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 07:39 AM

That's kool yaar........... From wr did u learn this method??????? It really works.....!!!!!!!!! Actually, it's when the water surface forms the diagonal dividing the space exactly into 2 halves....... It's really great.....
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### #16 soppu

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 07:49 AM

This can be done in one pour if the bowls are symetrical.

- pour from the 8L bowl into the 5L bowl until the water reaches the top-edge of the bottom (very hard to explain, but try it in a glass or bowl to see). This will be exactly half of the volumn of the bowl and therefor = 4L.

That's kool yaar........... From wr did u learn this method??????? It really works.....!!!!!!!!! Actually, it's when the water surface forms the diagonal dividing the space exactly into 2 halves....... It's really great.....
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### #17 Charlie87

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 07:54 AM

8 pours... not the best, but close.

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No dude, thats actually 7 steps u did, not 8. You repeated that last step for no apparent reason, your solution is as good as the first ones. It is different but same number of steps Nice job!
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### #18 RamVenH

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:48 PM

Here you goo, you can do it like this...
Maroon highlighted is from
Orange highlighted is To

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