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Water at 76 C (Posted on 2008-06-17) Difficulty: 2 of 5
You only have these three containers, all irregular in their shape (though it doesnt 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 50C water, and the 6-liter is full of 90C water.

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

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

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

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  Subject Author Date
SolutionStep Details for 75 and 76Charlie2008-06-18 11:05:44
SolutionsolutionDej Mar2008-06-17 17:47:02
Some ThoughtsTrial and Error and not there yetLeming2008-06-17 16:50:29
Solutionaha!; now I've got it (spoiler)Charlie2008-06-17 16:28:06
Some ThoughtsComputer exploration (spoiler?); is this it?Charlie2008-06-17 16:07:02
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