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October 23, 2011

The wine bottle puzzle


I have two 10 litre bottles full of wine and 2 other empty
bottles of 5 and 4 litres. I want to fill 3 litres in each
empty bottles without the help of any additional object and without
pouring out or wasting a single drop of wine.

16 comments:

Babu vincent said...

10l.: 10l : 5l. : 4l.

10 10 00 00
10 05 05 00
10 05 01 04
10 09 01 00
10 09 00 01
10 04 05 01
10 04 02 04
10 08 02 00
10 08 00 02
05 08 05 02
05 08 03 04
09 08 03 00
09 08 00 03
04 08 05 03
04 10 03 03 ---- filled

Praveen said...

10 10 0 0
5 10 5 0
5 10 1 4
9 10 1 0
9 10 0 1
9 5 5 1
9 5 2 4
9 9 2 0
9 9 0 2
9 4 5 2
9 4 3 4
10 4 3 3

shankar said...

10 10 0 0
10 5 5 0
10 5 1 4
10 9 1 0
10 9 0 1
10 4 5 1
10 4 2 4
10 8 2 0
10 8 0 2
10 3 5 2
10 3 3 4

gvreddi said...

10L 10L 5L 4L How/Compare lvl

1) 10 6 0 4 Till 4L full
2) 6 6 4 4 both 10L equal
3) 6 6 5 3 Till 5L full from 4L
4) 8 6 3 3 From 5L to 10L till 5L and 4L are equal
5) 7 7 3 3 10L to 10L till they both are equal

Anonymous said...

why cant you just pour 3 into each of the empty ones from one of the 10L bottles and left with
10 4 3 3

B.Lapko said...

How can you be sure it's 3L?

Ray said...

@ gv reddi: hw can u assume dat all d bottle are of equal built to compare the levels...

Srinivas said...

5 10 5 0
5 10 1 4
9 10 0 1
4 10 5 1
4 7 5 4
4 10 2 4
8 10 0 2
3 10 5 2
3 10 3 4
Bstone..

Anonymous said...

I'm so bored I have drunk all of the wine!

Anonymous said...

yes it can be done

Anonymous said...

it s very easy to do this than calculating the ltrs

Anonymous said...

10L 10L 5L 4L

start by drinking the first container:

0 10 0 0
0 6 0 4
0 6 4 0
0 2 4 4
0 2 5 3
3 2 5 0
3 2 1 4
3 3 0 4

now you've still got 4L to drink!

R@\/! $ØÑ! said...

Mujhe to 2 botle wine or 2 empty botle lani padi fir nika
bt last tk sb empty ho gayi..... :-)

Megan C. said...

10 10 0 0
5 6 5 4
9 6 5 0
9 2 5 4
10 2 5 3
4 8 5 3
4 10 3 3

correct?

tvvijay vijay said...

10 10 0 0
05 10 5 0
05 10 1 4
09 10 1 0
09 05 5 1
09 05 2 4
09 09 2 0
09 09 0 2
09 04 5 2
09 04 3 4
10 04 3 3

Anonymous said...

10 10 0 0
10 06 0 04
10 03 03 04
10 04 03 03 <<