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Out of gas. (Posted on 2007-09-22) Difficulty: 2 of 5
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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Rating: 4.0000 (2 votes)

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re(2): solution to 'Out of gas'tom reapy2008-04-22 22:02:27
Some Thoughtsre: solution to 'Out of gas'Dej Mar2008-04-22 06:12:30
Solutionsolution to 'Out of gas'tom reapy2008-04-21 22:20:03
out of gastom reapy2008-04-20 18:10:10
Solutionnot looked at any posts or solution yetAxorion2007-11-18 04:46:48
re: another legit (ish) solutionjduval2007-09-29 15:55:33
another legit (ish) solutionWill2007-09-27 11:04:01
re(3): I'm reaching herejduval2007-09-25 14:37:01
re(2): I'm reaching hereBrian Smith2007-09-25 11:11:27
re: I'm reaching herejduval2007-09-25 10:08:23
Hints/Tipsre: Labor intensive solutionjduval2007-09-25 10:02:47
I'm reaching hereGuest2007-09-24 23:19:19
Labor intensive solutionGuest2007-09-24 22:00:35
re: Solution - Legit - Wow, maybe not so legitjduval2007-09-24 21:22:18
re: Exactly 16 gallonsjduval2007-09-24 21:12:54
SolutionSolution - Legithoodat2007-09-24 00:29:44
SolutionExactly 16 gallonsLarry2007-09-24 00:03:16
re: oops - goodjduval2007-09-23 18:52:35
re(2): solution -interestingjduval2007-09-23 18:50:03
re: solution- by daniel - agreedjduval2007-09-23 18:46:55
oopsWill2007-09-23 17:31:16
another goWill2007-09-23 17:27:48
re: solutionDaniel2007-09-23 13:37:05
SolutionsolutionDaniel2007-09-23 13:31:51
re: Solution - disagreejduval2007-09-23 10:58:04
re: Alternate Solution - disagreejduval2007-09-23 10:54:38
re: Solutionjduval2007-09-23 10:51:27
Alternate SolutionGuest2007-09-22 16:25:12
SolutionGuest2007-09-22 16:17:44
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