# Oil Riddle

sloppyb
Posers and Puzzles 18 Mar '10 20:57
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. 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. 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. 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. wolfgang59
Mr. Wolf
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