# HUKD Problem Solving Night - Sunday 11th March 8pm

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This sunday (11th March), i will be hosting a problem solving night. This will begin at 8pm and will consist of 3 rounds, each containing 6 "problems" to solve.

There will be a prize, kindly donated by myself, which will be annonced a little bit closer to the time.

If you wish to enter, or have any questions, then please PM me, and i will answer you a.s.a.p.

An example of a problem;

Q - Linda has been given the task of making a giant cake for her nephews birthday. the receipe says that she needs to use 4 litres of water, however, she only has a 5 litre jug, and a 3 litre jug. can she get the litres that she needs, and if so, how??

A - She can get the 4 litres she need. first, she takes the five litre jug and fills it with water. she pours 3 litres from the 5 litre jug into the 3 litre jug leaving her with 2 litres in the in the 5 litre jug. she then pours away the 3 litre jug, and purs the remainging 2 litres from the 5 litre jug, into the 3 litre jug. she then fills the 5 litre jug and pours 1 litre into the 3 litre jug to fill it. this leaves her with 4 litres left in the 5 litre jug that she needs

There will be a prize, kindly donated by myself, which will be annonced a little bit closer to the time.

If you wish to enter, or have any questions, then please PM me, and i will answer you a.s.a.p.

An example of a problem;

Q - Linda has been given the task of making a giant cake for her nephews birthday. the receipe says that she needs to use 4 litres of water, however, she only has a 5 litre jug, and a 3 litre jug. can she get the litres that she needs, and if so, how??

A - She can get the 4 litres she need. first, she takes the five litre jug and fills it with water. she pours 3 litres from the 5 litre jug into the 3 litre jug leaving her with 2 litres in the in the 5 litre jug. she then pours away the 3 litre jug, and purs the remainging 2 litres from the 5 litre jug, into the 3 litre jug. she then fills the 5 litre jug and pours 1 litre into the 3 litre jug to fill it. this leaves her with 4 litres left in the 5 litre jug that she needs

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I really should get the 'mindtrap' game out and post a few of those questions - there are some great ones in there

[COLOR="Indigo"][COLOR="Black"]Q[/COLOR] - Linda has been given the task of making a giant cake for her nephews birthday. the receipe says that she needs to use 4 litres of water, however, she only has a 5 litre jug, and a 3 litre jug. can she get the litres that she needs, and if so, how??[/COLOR]

Someone's been watching Die Hard 3 ;-)

Nah, Sam & Bruce are on the forums and pitched it to the director...

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Which is the common sense answer... but he probably forgot to say that there are no markings on the jugs.

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lol yea theres no markings on the jugs

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jase159to participae.Original Poster Banned

iv entered you

iv had 9 entries so far

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This would save water.:)

A much more eco-freindly method, methinks.

Of course. She could time the water filling the 5 litre jug and divide that time by 5 and multiply by 4 and then run the tap for exactly that amount of time and Voila - 4 litre's. Easy!!

Then again, she could kill the horrible nephew and not bother with the cake.

die hard 3 :thumbsup:

I cant see her having a cake tray myself, as she clearly doesnt have a measuring jug.

:giggle:

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[SIZE=2]Fill the 3L jug and then poor it into the 5L jug. Then refil the 3L and top up the 5L jug with another 2L. Empty the 5L jug.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]Youve got 1L left in the 3L jug. Poor this into the 5L jug and poor in another 3L from the 3L jug.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]That gives 4L in total in the 5L jug![/SIZE]

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[SIZE=2]A round about way but an alternative nonetheless[/SIZE]

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OR REALLY THE ANSWER SHOULD BE, FILL THE FIVE LITRE JUG AND PUT THE WATER INTO THE THREE LITRE BY FILLING IT UP. FIVE LITRE HAS TWO REMAINING LITRES LEFT. POUR IT IN, AND REPEAT PROCESS. YOU PUT IN FOUR!

AS IF YOU CAN MEASURE ON THE FIVE LITRE ONE LITRE TO FILL THE THREE LITRE UP, LEAVING FOUR IN THE FIVE LITRE, THEN IM SURE YOU CAN MEASURE FOUR LITRES ON THE FIVE LITRE IN ONE GO! LOL

TAKE CARE!

I do like baking but am not too good with the water puzzle thing, but I love crosswords, so maybe I'll be able to figure it out. Anyway there's nothing on TV on Sunday !

thats why i wasnt gonna enter. might join in now

I do like this practical approach to the answer!

I would say about your second comment that in the original answer you dont need to measure out one litre to poor in the 3 L jug. The 3L jug already contains the 2L from your previous move so all you need to do is top it up. That would be tbhe 1L!!!

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we're up to 18 entrants so far

Are you using the chat? All fine by me if you do want to... [url]www.duckmagicuk2.co.uk/chat.html[/url] ;-)

looking forward to it