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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 18 Mar '10 20:57
    Many of you probably heard this but here it is anyway

    You have a barrel of oil, and you need to measure out just one gallon. How do you do this if you only have a three-gallon container and a five-gallon container?
  2. 18 Mar '10 21:00
    way too easy
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    18 Mar '10 22:24
    Originally posted by sloppyb
    way too easy
    You could fill the 5, fill the 3, leaves two in the 5, then mark the halfway point and pour out till the halfway point is found, leaving one gallon in the 5 gallon container.
  4. Subscriber joe shmo
    Strange Egg
    18 Mar '10 22:59
    Originally posted by sloppyb
    Many of you probably heard this but here it is anyway

    You have a barrel of oil, and you need to measure out just one gallon. How do you do this if you only have a three-gallon container and a five-gallon container?
    fill up the 3, pour it into the 5.

    fill up the 3 again, pour all that will fit into the 5( ie 2 ), and your left with 1 gallon in the 3.
  5. Subscriber joe shmo
    Strange Egg
    18 Mar '10 23:00
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    You could fill the 5, fill the 3, leaves two in the 5, then mark the halfway point and pour out till the halfway point is found, leaving one gallon in the 5 gallon container.
    im pretty sure your not allowed to mark anything.
  6. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    18 Mar '10 23:14
    Originally posted by sloppyb
    Many of you probably heard this but here it is anyway

    You have a barrel of oil, and you need to measure out just one gallon. How do you do this if you only have a three-gallon container and a five-gallon container?
    Throw the 3 gallon container away and fill the 5 gallon container 20%
  7. 19 Mar '10 00:07
    Originally posted by joe shmo
    fill up the 3, pour it into the 5.

    fill up the 3 again, pour all that will fit into the 5( ie 2 ), and your left with 1 gallon in the 3.
    correct -- sonhouse you made it hard to understand