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How can you measure out exactly 4 litres of water from a tap using a 3 litre and a 5 litre bucket?

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posted Mar 6, 2014 by Shushree Gupta

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1) add water in 3L
2)from 3L->5L
3) again fill 3L
4) tranfer 3L to 5L 5L is full .and in 3L its 1L remaining
5) throw 5L water and put 1L back into 5L
6) again fill 3L and tranfer to 5L its 4L in 5l

solution Sep 26, 2014 by Devyani

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