Originally posted by villa6810 gallons = 40 quarts
Honest John says: What I don't know about milk is scarcely worth mentioning, but he was flabbergasted one day when each of two ladies asked him for two quarts of milk. One lady had a five-quart pail and the other had a four-quart pail. John had only two ten-gallon cans, each full of milk. How did he measure out exactly two quarts of milk for each lady?
...[text shortened]... o pails without making use of any receptacles other than the two pails and the two full cans.
Originally posted by zambathat was good but you need to get 2 quarts for each of the people
1. Fill the five-quart with milk from one of the big buckets.
2. Fill the four-quart with the five-quart. One quart is left in the five-quart pail.
3. Empty the four-quart, and pour the quart remaining in the five-quart into it.
4. Fill the five-quart again, then again fill the four-quart pail to the rim.
5. Now there should be two quarts left in the five-quart pail.
Originally posted by villa686. Now you have two quarts in the five-quart pail, and in the two ten-gallon cans, there will be 40 and 38 quarts.
that was good but you need to get 2 quarts for each of the people
so a little more work is needed