Here is another riddle from Amsterdam. Ismail is the one that handed it in.

You have a big barrel filled with oil. Beside that you also have two empty cans that can hold 3 litres of oil and 5 litres of oil. For a price winning competition you have to measure an amount of exactly 4 litres. How can you do that with these two cans?

Hey guys! Vretti here from the Pomegranate team :)

ReplyDeleteI tried to solve this riddle on my free period but I'm not the brightest crayon in the box as far as maths are concerned so I got Odysseas to help me...and here's the solution:

To begin with, we fill the barrel that can hold 3 litres of oil. Then we pour these three liters in the barrel that can hold 5 litres. After that we once again fill the barrel that can hold 3 litres and with that we fill the 5 litre barrel. So now we have 5 litres of oil in the 5 litre barrel and one litre of oil in the 3 litre barrel. Continuing, we take the 5 litre barrel and empty its whole content in the first barrel and then we pour the 1 litre from the 3 litre barrel in the 5 litre barrel. And at last we fill the 3 litre barrel and pour its content in the five litre barrel which already had 1 litre of oil. Tada! We have 4 litres of oil in the 5 litre barrel.

So did Odysseas get it right?

And if yes...what's the price?

Just joking ;)

hahaha.. Pity enough no price, but Nicely done ;)

ReplyDeleteGreetings, Ismail

Hehe...it's ok! Thank you :)

ReplyDeleteOdysseas and Vretti from the Pomegranate team.