
Hey, I found many puzzles pages...
There are three glasses on the table  3, 5, and 8 oz. The first two are empty, the last contains 8 oz of water. By <BR>pouring water from one glass to another make at least one of them contain exactly 4 oz of water.

Good, Go play with yourself...

Too easy, Mauricio...
That one's trivial<BR> 8 into 3 5/8 0/5 3/3<BR> 3 into 5 5/8 3/5 0/3<BR> 8 into 3 2/8 3/5 3/3<BR> 3 into 5 as far as possible 2/8 5/5 1/3<BR> 5 into 8 7/8 0/5 1/3<BR> 3 into 5 7/8 1/5 0/3<BR> 8 into 3 4/8 1/5 3/3<BR> 3 into 5 4/8 4/5 0/3 [optional]<BR><BR>Probably can be done shorter; that was just my off the cuff try, typing it in as I went.<BR><BR>Hmmm...maybe...<BR> 8 into 5 3/8 5/5 0/3<BR> 5 into 3 3/8 2/5 3/3 [as far as possible]<BR> 3 into 8 6/8 2/5 0/3<BR> 5 into 3 6/8 0/5 2/3<BR> 8 into 5 1/8 5/5 2/3<BR> 5 into 3 1/8 4/5 3/3 [as far as possible]<BR> 3 into 8 4/8 4/5 0/3 [optional]<BR><BR>Yep, shorter. Also off top of my head.<BR><BR>Anybody get it shorter than that?<BR><BR><BR>

Another solution in 7 moves
<BR>8 into 3  5/8 0/5 3/3<BR>3 into 5  5/8 3/5 0/3<BR>8 into 3  2/8 3/5 3/3<BR>3 into 5  2/8 5/5 1/3 [so far as possible]<BR>5 into 8  7/8 0/5 1/3<BR>3 into 5  7/8 1/5 0/3<BR>8 into 3  4/8 1/5 3/3<BR>3 into 5  4/8 4/5 0/3 [optional]<BR><BR>*********<BR><BR>I haven't found a way to do it in 6, yet.<BR><BR>

Aha! A solution in *six*!
8 into 5  3/8 5/5 0/3<BR>5 into 3  3/8 2/5 3/3<BR>3 into 8  6/8 2/5 0/3<BR>5 into 3  6/8 0/5 2/3<BR>8 into 5  1/8 5/5 2/3<BR>5 into 3  1/8 4/5 3/3 [as far as it will go]<BR>3 into 8  4/8 4/5 3/3 [optional]<BR><BR>Enough for tonight.<BR><BR>

OWADDADORKIYAM
DOH! That's the same as the second solution in my first posting!<BR><BR>I simply miscounted that solution as a "7" when it's actually a "6". I guess I included the optional step. Double DOH.<BR><BR>

Only because Bill answered
Wasnt going to even read it....<BR><BR>8 into 5  3/8 5/5 0/3 <BR>5 into 3  3/8 2/5 3/3 <BR>3 into 8  6/8 2/5 0/3 <BR>1/2 of 5 into 3  6/8 1/5 1/3 'Compare so equal in both glasses<BR>6 into 3  4/8 1/5 3/3 <BR>

Ummm...and how can you...
..."compare so equal in both glasses"???<BR><BR>If the 5 oz. glass is a tall thin glass and the 3 oz. class is, say, a largebowl wine class, how can you tell when they are equal? And if the glass has sloping sides, how can you tell when you have exactly half of some prior quantity?<BR><BR>It's a great solution if you have chem lab beakers, but for ordinary glasses?<BR><BR>[Of course, if you have chem lab beakers, you'll likely get more accurate results by reading the markings.]<BR><BR>

Ahhh
[Of course, if you have chem lab beakers, you'll likely get more accurate results by reading the markings.]<BR><BR>Then you can do it in one!<BR><BR>8 to 5 pour only 4!!
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