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 A Cup Of Coffee II (Posted on 2012-03-06)
This is in continuation of A Cup Of Coffee.

You have a five cup mug, a three cup mug, a water supply, a sink with a drain, and a packet of instant coffee which when dissolved in one cup of water produces coffee of strength 100%.

The packet may be used at any time, but the entire contents of the packet must be dissolved into a single mug when it is used.

What integer values of c (from 1 to 25 inclusively) is possible if the task is to fix 4 cups of coffee at exactly c% strength? Prove that these are indeed the only possible values of c.

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(In reply to Possible solution by broll)

In c%, the c is supposed to be an integer.

I notice 7% in your list. How is this obtained?

 Posted by Charlie on 2012-03-06 15:28:55

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