Questions tagged [decanting-problems]

A strategic puzzle centered around pouring liquids between various bottles, with the goal of measuring exactly n liters.

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A general solution to the decanting problem? (aka jug-pouring, water-pouring)

Take a look at these two questions: - A Set of Water Jug Challenges - Pouring problem Now I'm asking for a generalised solution to that problem. I define the problem as follows: You are required ...
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A Set of Water Jug Challenges

You've probably heard about challenges with water jugs, so why not try a few? Use 3- and 5- liter jugs to get 4 liters. Use 5- and 7- liter jugs to get 4 liters. This one's different. How many ...
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Filling water jugs

You have three jugs with volumes of 12, 8, and 5 liters. The 12L jug is full of water, while the other two jugs are empty. You have no other source of water. Using these jugs, how can you obtain ...
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Pouring problem [duplicate]

You are in the possession of two bottles, one with a capacity of 7 litres and one with a capacity of 11 litres. Next to you is an infinitely large tub of water. You need to measure exactly 2 litres ...
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Water Jugs (10, 5 and 6) [duplicate]

I have three water jugs, one with 10 liters another with 5 and another with 6, how do i get 8 liters on the first one?