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## #1 2005-03-21 23:27:21

austin81
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### How an Wine be poured?

Mr Apple, and Mr Jack have an 8 gallon container full of wine.
They also have two empty containers whose capacities are
5 gallons and 3 gallons respectively.
How can the wine be poured using all three containers so that
Mr Apple and Mr Jack each have 4 gallons  of wine?

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## #2 2005-03-22 08:54:43

MathsIsFun
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### Re: How an Wine be poured?

8 goes to 5 until full. 5 goes to 3 until full

Then you have 3, 2 and 3

Then ...

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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## #3 2005-04-01 04:40:46

Roraborealis
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### Re: How an Wine be poured?

Urg, this is confuzing.

School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But - nobody's perfect, so why practice?

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## #4 2005-04-05 12:22:43

Zach
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### Re: How an Wine be poured?

This is my working out:

8 Gallons.

8 - 5 = 3
5 - 3 = 2

8) = 3
5) = 2
3) = 3

3 + 3 = 6

8) = 6
3) = 0

2 + 0 = 2

5) = 0
3) = 2

0 + 5 = 5

8) 1
5) 5
3) 2

1 + 2 = 3

5) 4
3) 3
8) 1

3) + 8) = 4

8) 4
5) 4
3) 0

Basically, it means...

From the 8G put 5 into the 5G. Put 3 into 3G from 5G. So, you have 3,2,3. Now, take 3G and put it into 8G to make it 6 and 2. Move the 2 into the 3G and then put 5 into the 5G to make it; 1,5,2.  So, with a few easy moves, put 1 from 5G to 3G, move 3G to 8G and Voila!

I'm so great.

Note: This took me 5 minutes at 01:15 at night.

Last edited by Zach (2005-04-05 12:23:22)

Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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## #5 2005-04-07 03:58:34

Roraborealis
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### Re: How an Wine be poured?

Oh yes, you are great: I couldn't do it.

School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But - nobody's perfect, so why practice?

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## #6 2005-04-08 10:59:42

Zach
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### Re: How an Wine be poured?

Hm... Ego boost.

Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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## #7 2005-04-14 03:30:04

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### Re: How an Wine be poured?

gr8 nigel

I come back stronger than a powered-up Pac-Man
I bought a large popcorn @ the cinema the other day, it was pretty big...some might even say it was "large
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## #8 2005-04-14 06:51:00

Roraborealis
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### Re: How an Wine be poured?

They're hygenic!

School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But - nobody's perfect, so why practice?

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## #9 2005-04-14 06:53:16

Mr T
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### Re: How an Wine be poured?

tis true, tis true

I come back stronger than a powered-up Pac-Man
I bought a large popcorn @ the cinema the other day, it was pretty big...some might even say it was "large
Fatboy Slim is a Legend

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## #10 2005-04-14 07:41:33

stewie
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### Re: How an Wine be poured?

wotever trevor

HAPPY HAPPY, JOY JOY
Fatboy Slim is the band of the 90s, thats if you want to call it a band because its really a one man name

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## #11 2005-04-14 10:42:38

MathsIsFun
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### Re: How an Wine be poured?

Zach wrote:

Note: This took me 5 minutes at 01:15 at night.

FIVE minutes? I did it in TWO minutes AND it was at 03:00 at night and I WAS ASLEEP.

So There !

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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## #12 2005-04-15 03:59:06

Zach
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### Re: How an Wine be poured?

Prove it.

Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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## #13 2005-04-15 10:20:45

MathsIsFun
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### Re: How an Wine be poured?

No, someone is supposed to TOP that.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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## #14 2005-04-15 10:23:37

Zach
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### Re: How an Wine be poured?

Oh, I mean. I did it again in less than a minute while hibernating.

Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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## #15 2005-04-16 01:00:43

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### Re: How an Wine be poured?

Ha! Well, I did it in three microseconds flat when I was flying to Australia to migrate and I was asleep and I was eating and I was happy and was I tired and I still did it!

Beat that!

School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But - nobody's perfect, so why practice?

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## #16 2005-04-16 01:03:13

Zach
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### Re: How an Wine be poured?

I did it in a picosecond.

Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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## #17 2005-04-16 01:05:07

Roraborealis
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### Re: How an Wine be poured?

In this day and age, picoseconds are ten microseconds.

School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But - nobody's perfect, so why practice?

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## #18 2005-04-16 01:07:30

Zach
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### Re: How an Wine be poured?

No! Picoseconds are the fastest measure of speed.

Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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## #19 2005-04-16 01:11:22

MathsIsFun
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### Re: How an Wine be poured?

Check out these numbers (down the page)

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## #20 2005-04-16 01:13:42

Roraborealis
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### Re: How an Wine be poured?

That's interesting.

School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But - nobody's perfect, so why practice?

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## #21 2005-04-16 02:57:29

stewie
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### Re: How an Wine be poured?

That's so mathing great.  Now what was the original comment?

HAPPY HAPPY, JOY JOY
Fatboy Slim is the band of the 90s, thats if you want to call it a band because its really a one man name

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## #22 2005-04-16 04:08:55

Roraborealis
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### Re: How an Wine be poured?

Umm, we were looking at small numbers, if you even bothered to look at the last post.

Last edited by Roraborealis (2005-04-16 04:09:31)

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## #23 2005-04-20 22:40:21

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### Re: How an Wine be poured?

i did it at 4:00 am and i was asleep and i was sad and iwas dead and i went blind! and it took me less than 1 picosecond! beat that stupid two hat! lol

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## #24 2005-05-30 01:56:02

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### Re: How an Wine be poured?

why the chicken so fat.

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