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Windows 7: Today's Puzzle

23 May 2013   #141
Kari

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Now an easy one. As the Seven Forums is a global, non-political and non-discriminating community I have decided to publish separate puzzles for for metric and imperial systems in order not to insult anyone's feelings. The order was decided by tossing coin so the fact that the metric puzzle is told before imperial one does not represent any ideologies but is a pure coincidence.

Metric:
You need to measure exactly 8 liters of water to a bigger 9 liter container. How to do it when you only have a 5 liter and a 7 liter bowl at your disposal?

Imperial:
You need to measure exactly 8 gallons of water to a bigger 9 gallon container. How to do it when you only have a 5 gallon and a 7 gallon bowl at your disposal?
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23 May 2013   #142
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

fill the 20 gallon up to the top then ,take out 5 then 7 gallons leaving 8.
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23 May 2013   #143
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
fill the 20 gallon up to the top then ,take out 5 then 7 gallons leaving 8.
S***. Correct answer but too easy .

I have edited the original puzzle to make it a bit more difficult.
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23 May 2013   #144
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

no it was incredibly difficult,
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23 May 2013   #145
tom982

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Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Can you use the 9 litre container as well? If so:

1. Fill up the 9 litre, pour 7 litres into the 7 litre container. Leaving 2.
2. Pour the 2 into the 5 litre container
3. Repeat to get another 2 litres in the 5 litre container, totalling 4
4. Fill up the 9 litre then pour one litre out by filling up the rest of the 5 litre container

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23 May 2013   #146
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

no! cos we're on a water meter
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23 May 2013   #147
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

No, you can't use the 9 liter / gallon container. You need to find a way to measure 8 liters / gallons only by using the 5 and 7 bowls.
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23 May 2013   #148
drpepper

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

  1. fill 7 liter ( or gallon)
  2. pour remaining contents of 7 liter (or gallon) into 9 liter (or gallon)
  3. empty 5 liter (or gallon)
  4. repeat #1 #2, and #3 three times
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23 May 2013   #149
drpepper

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

See it again. I was editing while you were reading and posting.
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23 May 2013   #150
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

me too
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