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Gasoline Problem (Posted on 2003-04-11) Difficulty: 3 of 5
A man's car runs out of gasoline. His car tank holds exactly 13 gallons. He has three empty unmarked containers which can hold 3 gallons, 6 gallons, and 11 gallons. Using only these containers at the gas station, how can the man bring back exactly 13 gallons?

(He is not allowed to buy over 13 gallons and dispose of the extra.)

See The Solution Submitted by chris    
Rating: 3.0833 (12 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
Some ThoughtsAn easier and a harder solution. (Joke)Joshua2011-09-02 20:10:36
SolutionSolution (without a return trip)Joshua2011-09-02 20:01:57
Tilt methodLarry2006-10-29 01:14:01
Solution?George2006-10-12 16:08:14
re(2): 12, 14 but no 13Vernon Lewis2005-12-22 07:52:53
re: REAL SOLUTIONsaprom2005-12-21 20:56:22
re: 12, 14 but no 13saprom2005-12-21 20:54:48
re: maybe this? input please. (hints)saprom2005-12-21 20:50:24
SolutionThe Solutionsaprom2005-12-21 20:39:29
re: maybe this? input please.Tristan2005-05-12 00:01:23
Solutionmaybe this? input please.Amon2005-05-11 22:22:21
re: No SubjectAmon2005-05-11 22:06:01
re: REAL SOLUTIONAmon2005-05-11 22:04:50
SolutionREAL SOLUTIONSteven Lu2004-12-09 05:51:42
No SubjectRobert Hunter2004-09-29 12:29:17
re: trying againBilly Bob2004-04-05 22:19:02
Solutionopen ur eyesBilly Bob2004-03-28 10:59:18
SolutionSolutionLewis2003-06-19 09:44:19
re: another solutionBerry2003-05-10 05:55:51
ehhDJ2003-04-20 14:45:07
Some Thoughtssome thoughtsbik882003-04-18 09:17:11
re(2): Bad joke solutionCory Taylor2003-04-16 19:28:44
re: Bad joke solutionlevik2003-04-16 07:36:51
re: 13 the lucky numberCory Taylor2003-04-16 04:33:39
13 the lucky numberRajeev2003-04-14 21:05:49
12, 14 but no 13Brian Smith2003-04-14 04:27:28
you guys are brlliantCory Taylor2003-04-11 21:47:41
solutionMarie2003-04-11 19:03:16
another solutionJon2003-04-11 12:45:11
Hints/TipsUse the liquid?Gamer2003-04-11 12:08:53
SolutionAlternate solutionBryan2003-04-11 11:55:16
re: Bad joke solutionBryan2003-04-11 11:35:21
Bad joke solutionEnder2003-04-11 11:13:17
trying againJon2003-04-11 10:53:45
re: don't spillJon2003-04-11 10:38:42
don't spillJon2003-04-11 10:27:04
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