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1. (Original post by SeanFM)
A man has 3 sons in his will. There are 21 barrels of oil. 7 are full, 7 are half full and 7 are empty. There is no way of measuring out volume, but you can transfer oil between barrels. How do you split them up so that they get an equal share?
If you can't measure the volume then why not measure the length of the barrels and mark the half way point on each one. Then add more oil or less oil to the line if required. If it isn't equal then try putting the line a bit higher on each one and see if the line needs to be higher or lower and keep trying that lots of time. Hopefully you will eventually find where the line should be and put the right amount of oil in each barrel by trial and error. I might be talking nonsense, lol
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3. (Original post by Kryptonian)
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5. Divide 3 times two and ^2 by seven.
6. (Original post by Kryptonian)
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7. (Original post by Boss_Rhythm)
Divide 3 times two and ^2 by seven.
You mean ((3*2)^2)/7?

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8. (Original post by Andy98)
You mean ((3*2)^2)/7?

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No... I mean 'Divide 3 times two and ^2 by seven. '
9. (Original post by Kryptonian)
If you can't measure the volume then why not measure the length of the barrels and mark the half way point on each one. Then add more oil or less oil to the line if required. If it isn't equal then try putting the line a bit higher on each one and see if the line needs to be higher or lower and keep trying that lots of time. Hopefully you will eventually find where the line should be and put the right amount of oil in each barrel by trial and error. I might be talking nonsense, lol
That'd be cheating no measuring of any kind can be done, and you don't spill anything if you transfer things between barrels so you know that a barrel is either full, empty or half full, and will never be able to get any other quantity in each barrel. It is possible
10. (Original post by SeanFM)
A man has 3 sons in his will. There are 21 barrels of oil. 7 are full, 7 are half full and 7 are empty. There is no way of measuring out volume, but you can transfer oil between barrels. How do you split them up so that they get an equal share?
Pour two half-barrels into an empty one so you have 8 full, 5 half, 8empty
Pour another two half-barrels into an empty so you have 9 full, 3 half, 9 empty

Give them each 3 full barrels, 3 empty barrels and 1 half barrel.

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15. (Original post by Boss_Rhythm)
No... I mean 'Divide 3 times two and ^2 by seven. '
That makes no sense

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16. (Original post by Andy98)
That makes no sense

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No... it's just that you don't know the answer
17. (Original post by Boss_Rhythm)
No... it's just that you don't know the answer
Following common logic it would be the equation I suggested which comes out at five and one seventh.

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18. (Original post by Andy98)
Following common logic it would be the equation I suggested which comes out at five and one seventh.

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Well you need to think outside the box...
Outside logic
19. (Original post by Boss_Rhythm)
Well you need to think outside the box...
Outside logic
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20. (Original post by Boss_Rhythm)
Divide 3 times two and ^2 by seven.
That's so easy!!

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