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Gallon Puzzle

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Nov 12, 2008 | 6:57 AM EST

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In my Phil 114 class my professor gives out puzzles each week. This is the solution to one of the puzzles in a visual format. The puzzle is:

You have a 13 gallon bucket, an 18 gallon bucket, and an endless supply of water. You need to measure out exactly 1 gallon of water, using only these tools. (Neither bucket has any markings on it for measuring.) How do you do it?

This is just a little educational use of flash, not heavy on graphics, but I think it does the trick. Plus I made both the .swf and .fla available for download at , do what you wish with them.

Can't get the links to work with NG here is the link for the .fla files etc, http://bellinghambandits. /2008/11/12/gallon-puzzle .html#entry2553298



Rated 2 / 5 stars

Not a game.

I was dissapointed to find this wasn't a game. It was an okay movie, but you really should re-classify it.

ChristopherMF responds:

Just reclassified it


Rated 5 / 5 stars

That was reallly excellent!

But you should have submittted it as a flash movie.That was too long and how did you discover it?You are an excellent mathematician.

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Rated 0 / 5 stars


how was that a game we couldn't do anything that was so lame

ChristopherMF responds:

Sorry dude, maybe I'll make it interactive so that the viewer has to decide where to put the water, transfer, etc. But for now that's out of my skill set.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Your classmates must be grateful!

You just gave your classmates the answer to your homework! Keep doing this and you'll be really popular! Plus, everyone who gets this class will just come here for the answers!