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 Out of gas. (Posted on 2007-09-22)
A man runs his car out of gas thereby completely emptying his 16 gallon tank. He only has a 3, a 6, and a 11 gallon container (and fortunately a wagon to carry the containers in) in his trunk. He has nothing else in which he can carry gas. He walks a few miles to a gas station, and as luck would have it the gauge on the pump is broken so he can not use that to measure the fuel. He is in a pretty remote area with only one gas station for miles. Gas costs \$3.099, and he only has a \$50. Using only the containers provided, and only walking once to and from the gas station, how can he get exactly 16 gallons of gas into his car?

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 Subject Author Date re(2): solution to 'Out of gas' tom reapy 2008-04-22 22:02:27 re: solution to 'Out of gas' Dej Mar 2008-04-22 06:12:30 solution to 'Out of gas' tom reapy 2008-04-21 22:20:03 out of gas tom reapy 2008-04-20 18:10:10 not looked at any posts or solution yet Axorion 2007-11-18 04:46:48 re: another legit (ish) solution jduval 2007-09-29 15:55:33 another legit (ish) solution Will 2007-09-27 11:04:01 re(3): I'm reaching here jduval 2007-09-25 14:37:01 re(2): I'm reaching here Brian Smith 2007-09-25 11:11:27 re: I'm reaching here jduval 2007-09-25 10:08:23 re: Labor intensive solution jduval 2007-09-25 10:02:47 I'm reaching here Guest 2007-09-24 23:19:19 Labor intensive solution Guest 2007-09-24 22:00:35 re: Solution - Legit - Wow, maybe not so legit jduval 2007-09-24 21:22:18 re: Exactly 16 gallons jduval 2007-09-24 21:12:54 Solution - Legit hoodat 2007-09-24 00:29:44 Exactly 16 gallons Larry 2007-09-24 00:03:16 re: oops - good jduval 2007-09-23 18:52:35 re(2): solution -interesting jduval 2007-09-23 18:50:03 re: solution- by daniel - agreed jduval 2007-09-23 18:46:55 oops Will 2007-09-23 17:31:16 another go Will 2007-09-23 17:27:48 re: solution Daniel 2007-09-23 13:37:05 solution Daniel 2007-09-23 13:31:51 re: Solution - disagree jduval 2007-09-23 10:58:04 re: Alternate Solution - disagree jduval 2007-09-23 10:54:38 re: Solution jduval 2007-09-23 10:51:27 Alternate Solution Guest 2007-09-22 16:25:12 Solution Guest 2007-09-22 16:17:44

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