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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 ...


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

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Re: How an Wine be poured?

Urg, this is confuzing.


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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. big_smile

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.


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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 big_smile
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

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Re: How an Wine be poured?

They're hygenic!


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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 big_smile
I bought a large popcorn @ the cinema the other day, it was pretty big...some might even say it was "large
cool Fatboy Slim is a Legend cool

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

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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. big_smile

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.


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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!


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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

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

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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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#25 2005-05-30 01:58:38

ladywhisper
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Re: How an Wine be poured?

because  the smoke:lol:rolleyes:

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