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# How will you divide 8kg rice into 2 equal halves only with the help of a 5kg and a 3kg pot?

Updated: 4/28/2022

Wiki User

12y ago

you want to end upwith 2 pots each with 4 kg

Here is one way:

1. Fill the 3kg pot from the 8 kg bag; yhe 3kg pot has 3 kg in it and the bag is left with 5 kg

2. Pour the 3 kg pot into the 5kg pot and it now has zero, the 5kg pot has 3 kg

3.Pour the 5kg from the bag into the 3 kg pot. Thereis now 2 kg in the bag , 3 kg in the 3 kg pot, and still 3kg in the 5 kg pot.

4. Pour the 3 kg from the 3 kg pot into the 5 kg pot until full. Now there is 1 kg in the 3 kg pot, 5 kg in the 5 kg pot, still 2 kg in the bag of rice

5. Pour the 5 kg fromthe 5 kg pot into the bag and then the 1 kg from the 3 kg pot into the 5 kg pot. Now the bag has 7 kg, the 5 kg pot has 1 kg and the 3 kg pot has zero

6. Fillthe 3 kg pot from the 7 kg bag; the bag has 4 kg now, the 5 kg pot has 1 kg and the 3 kg pot has 3 kg

7. Pour the 3 kg from the 3 kg pot into the 5 kg pot; the 5 kg pot now has 4 kg in it and the bag also has 4 kg in it

That's it - there has to be an easier way?

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