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 Water at 76º C (Posted on 2008-06-17)
You only have these three containers, all irregular in their shape (though it doesn´t appear in the simplified drawing below), with no marks in them, and all that you know is the capacity of each one.

The 3-liter is empty, the 5-liter is full of 50ºC water, and the 6-liter is full of 90ºC water.

```                                  |/////|
|/////|     |/////|
|/////|     |/90º/|
|     |     |/50º/|     |/////|
|     |     |/////|     |/////|
|     |     |/////|     |/////|
+-----+     +-----+     +-----+
3-lit       5-lit       6-lit```
With a succession of moves, how do you get some water at 76ºC? At 75ºC?

How many different integral temperatures, from 50ºC to 90ºC, can you get?

 See The Solution Submitted by pcbouhid Rating: 4.0000 (2 votes)

 Subject Author Date Step Details for 75 and 76 Charlie 2008-06-18 11:05:44 solution Dej Mar 2008-06-17 17:47:02 Trial and Error and not there yet Leming 2008-06-17 16:50:29 aha!; now I've got it (spoiler) Charlie 2008-06-17 16:28:06 Computer exploration (spoiler?); is this it? Charlie 2008-06-17 16:07:02

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