**Water Gallon Riddle - 1 April**

You have three bowls with you of capacity 8, 5 and 3 liters. The 8 liters bowl is filled completely. Using these three bowls you have to divide the 8 liters in (4 + 4) liters. How can you do it in minimum number of transfers?

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Let 8L bowl = A

ReplyDeleteLet 5L bowl = B

Let 3L bowl = C

Transfer 3L from A to C.

Transfer 3L from C to B.

Transfer 3L from A to C.

Transfer 2L from C to B.

Transfer 5L from B to A.

Transfer 1L from C to B.

Transfer 3L from A to C.

Transfer 3L from C to B.

There's a shorter route of one less transfer possible.

ReplyDeleteLet 8L bowl = A

ReplyDeleteLet 5L bowl = B

Let 3L bowl = C

Transfer 5L from A to B.

Transfer 3L from B to C.

Transfer 3L from C to A.

Transfer 2L from B to C.

Transfer 5L from A to B.

Transfer 1L from B to C.

Transfer 3L from C to A.