
06604804
j
2016e.00611
Lalov, Chavdar
A new approach for solving the generalized 2 jugs decanting problem.
Parabola 52, No. 1, 7 p., electronic only (2016).
2016
AMT Publishing, Australian Mathematics Trust, University of Canberra, Canberra; School of Mathematics \& Statistics, University of New South Wales, Sydney
EN
F60
decanting problems
two bucket problems
two jug problems
extended Euclidean algorithm
Diophantine equations
integers
divisibility
gcd
lcm
problemsolving strategies
https://www.parabola.unsw.edu.au/files/articles/20102019/volume522016/issue1/vol52_no1_3.pdf
Summary: You have a 3L jug and a 5L jug. Each is empty but you have tap of running water that you can use to fill each jug. Can you fill the big jug with 4L water by filling, emptying and pouring water from one jug to the other? This article shows how you can solve these type of problems in general.