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Sharing the peanut oil

 
Rakesh Joshi
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Mary has a full 8-quart container (Container A) of peanut oil. She wants to share half of the oil with her sister. She has another 2 empty containers (B and C) with the capacities: 5 quarts and 3 quarts. Can you, without weighing the containers, put 4 quarts of oil in container B with the least number of steps for her sister?
 
Manish Hatwalne
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One quick solution -

(1) Take out 3 quarts of oil from A into C. A has 5 quarts left now.
(2) Transfer 3 quarts from C to B. Now B has 3, A has 5 and C has zero.
(3) Take out Another 3 quarts from A into C. A=2, B=3, and C=3 now.
(4) Transfer from C to B only till B is full. A=2, B=5 and C=1 ((3-2)) now.
(5) Empty B in A now. A=7, B=0 and C=1;
(6) Put C in B. A=7, B=1 and C=0;
(7) Take out 3 quarts from A to C. A=4, B=1 and C=3.
(8) Transfer C to B. A=4, B=4 and C=0.

Done! Shorter maybe.....

- Manish
[ March 24, 2006: Message edited by: Manish Hatwalne ]
 
Shaan Shar
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Dear Hat Waale/ Joshi.


Yes Thats right. Now this question should be closed. Rakesh do you have any query regarding this question. Please ask to Hat Waale. otherwise give your confirmation.

 
Manish Hatwalne
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Originally posted by Ankur Sharma:
Dear Hat Waale/ Joshi.


Yes Thats right. Now this question should be closed. Rakesh do you have any query regarding this question. Please ask to Hat Waale. otherwise give your confirmation.



Ankur,

I have a proper name - Manish. Please use that and do not make fun of my surname, though you may not have inteded it that way.

- Manish
 
Ray Stojonic
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0- A8 B0 C0
1- A3>B5 C0
2- A3 B2>C3
3- A6<B2-C0
4- A6 B0>C2
5- A1>B5 C2
6- A1 B4>C3
 
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See Die Hard with a Vengeance..the answer is in there. This is an AI question.
 
Shaan Shar
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Ankur,

I have a proper name - Manish. Please use that and do not make fun of my surname, though you may not have inteded it that way.

- Manish
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Manish I am really sorry for that, if you hurt but beleive me that was not intended that was totally a typo mistake........ pls don't get hurt... I extremly apolozise for this typo mistake.........

I hope now onwards you don't have any wrong spirit for me...


 
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