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A four-way division (Posted on 2002-06-12) Difficulty: 4 of 5
Four friends are gathered at a pub. They have in front of them two 8-pint trankards full of beer, and an empty 3-pint mug.

Since they are still sober, they quickly calculate that they have 16 pints for the four of them, which comes out to an even 4 pints per person.

Can they divide the beer equally with the containers they have available?

See The Solution Submitted by levik    
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re: solution | Comment 3 of 13 |
(In reply to solution by bob)

Except that there's only one 3-pint mug, and I don't think you can just "pour half" of something out of the tankards. By the way, who makes a one-gallon tankard??
  Posted by friedlinguini on 2002-06-12 11:04:53

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