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

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Original Poster Banned

i need a minimum of 10 participants, so get your entries in now

This sounds good - I like these sort of things

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

[B][SIZE="3"][COLOR="DarkOrange"]An example of a problem;[/COLOR]

[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 ;-)

Scorpius

[B][SIZE="3"][COLOR="DarkOrange"]An example of a … [B][SIZE="3"][COLOR="DarkOrange"]An example of a problem;[/COLOR][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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lol. guys, is this really that un-popular??? iv only had 1 entry so far. it will stil go ahead as long as i have a minimum of 12 entries.

Thanks for your efforts jase

im not very good at these kind of things,they hurt my head lol

hiya, i would like to join in lol, but i dont understand all the water pouring from one jug to another and tipping away ect to refill blah blah , why not just fill up the 5litre and measure off 1 litre leaving 4 litres in the 5 litre jug???? or am i just being a gonk ???

katya1971

hiya, i would like to join in lol, but i dont understand all the water … hiya, i would like to join in lol, but i dont understand all the water pouring from one jug to another and tipping away ect to refill blah blah , why not just fill up the 5litre and measure off 1 litre leaving 4 litres in the 5 litre jug???? or am i just being a gonk ???



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

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kilo

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



lol yea theres no markings on the jugs

I would like to register

Thanks

fiffer

I would like to registerThanks



Welcome to HUKD fiffer

Pls send a PM to jase159 to participae.

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fiffer

I would like to registerThanks



iv entered you

iv had 9 entries so far

im up for it pmed

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Seems a bit long winded, if I was her I would fill the 5 litre jug 4/5ths full and whack it straight in.

yeah a bit of guess work!

But if the 5 litre jug was filled and 3 ltrs poured into smaller jug the remaining could be poured into cake mix. (2 Ltrs) then the 3 litres could be poured back into 5 ltr jug which is then topped up to 5 litre and the sequence repeated.

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.

Wasn't there a film where they had to have a container filled with the correct amount placed on a scale or something or the bomb would go off, and then onto the next problem?????

Gazmaz

Wasn't there a film where they had to have a container filled with the … Wasn't there a film where they had to have a container filled with the correct amount placed on a scale or something or the bomb would go off, and then onto the next problem?????



die hard 3 :thumbsup:

Buggar am working Sunday evening or would have made an excellent alternative to the dross on TV.

Her next problem is finding a big enough cake tray, as if the cake has that much water in it, it'll be pretty big, and taste pretty foul!

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

Chris206

Her next problem is finding a big enough cake tray, as if the cake has … Her next problem is finding a big enough cake tray, as if the cake has that much water in it, it'll be pretty big, and taste pretty foul!I cant see her having a cake tray myself, as she clearly doesnt have a measuring jug.:p



:giggle:

[SIZE=3]I think theres another way...[/SIZE]
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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]
[SIZE=2][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]A round about way but an alternative nonetheless[/SIZE]

^^^^^ nice one

Destined to fail... but count me in if possible. Cheers!

i am interested

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if you want in, pm me now up to 14 entries

problem solving, I've got a headache already:oops:

jase159

[SIZE="3"][COLOR="Indigo"]This sunday (11th March), i will be hosting a … [SIZE="3"][COLOR="Indigo"]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.[/COLOR][COLOR="DarkOrange"]There will be a prize, kindly donated by myself, which will be annonced a little bit closer to the time. [/COLOR] [COLOR="Indigo"]If you wish to enter, or have any questions, then please PM me, and i will answer you a.s.a.p. [/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE="3"][COLOR="DarkOrange"]An example of a problem;[/COLOR][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][COLOR="DarkOrange"][COLOR="Black"]A[/COLOR] - 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 [/COLOR][/SIZE]




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!

lol, my brain hurts already ! what times the start ?

is there any more spaces - cheers

Have PM'd you

i would join but im only 13 and i think the questions will be a bit complex for me soo ohh welll

Hi Jase - are there any spaces left ?

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 !

hmmm thinking about entering now top gear is on a break!!!!

wat no top gear?!!!!!!!!!

thats why i wasnt gonna enter. might join in now

saeedrehman

OR REALLY THE ANSWER SHOULD BE, FILL THE FIVE LITRE JUG AND PUT THE WATER … 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! LOLTAKE CARE!




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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wooooo jus over 10 hours to go

we're up to 18 entrants so far

I'm not here tonight...

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

How do i go about actually playinig when 8pm arrives. will we get some instructions?

looking forward to it
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