The Wine Cellar's Will
Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.
There once was a somewhat eccentric wine seller who died, leaving three sons behind him. He also left 7 full barrels of wine, 7 halffull barrels of wine, and 7 empty wine barrels. Being somewhat eccentric, he noted in his will that each son was to receive the same number of full barrels, halffull barrels, and empty barrels. How is this possible?
Answer
Take two halffull barrels and empty them into two other halffull barrels, making them full barrels. You then have 9 full barrels, 3 halffull barrels, and 9 empty barrels, which are all divisible by 3, giving each son 3 full barrels, 1 halffull barrel, and 3 empty barrels.
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beyonce123
Jun 16, 2010
 first comment! 
xdbtcp
Jun 16, 2010
 Hmm...I just said they each get 7 halffull barrels. 
comeon
Jun 17, 2010
 Just put half a full into an empty and you get 2 full 3 half and 2 empty. There are way to many solutions. 
(user deleted)
Jun 19, 2010
 Dux.Bellorum like this one very much. He is indeed very happy with the answer! 
zembobo
Jun 28, 2010
 Comeonca, good point. Maybe the teaser should also say to transfer as little fluid as possible. In which case, your solution is actually better. 
fishmed
Jun 28, 2010
 See and I thought talking about transferring wine would give it away. 
zembobo
Jun 29, 2010
 Hmm..I see your point. Maybe say something like "do it as simply as possible". 
dani4w45t
Jul 24, 2010
 Yeah, cause my solution was to take each full barrel and empty half into an empty barrel. Then each son gets 7 half barrels, 0 full barrels and 0 empty barrels. 
kwelchans
Dec 17, 2010
 Or take 1 full barrel and pour half of it into an empty. Then you have 6 full, 9 half and 6 empty. Each son gets 2 full, 3 half, and 2 empty. 
kwelchans
Dec 17, 2010
 Never mind, comeon already said my solution. 
djscribbles
Jul 12, 2011
 there are multiples solutions ,and this line should have succeeded in the solutions given,
the the distribution for each can be 2 full barrels ,3 half full barrels and 2 empty barrels
however the quantity of wine obtained by each would remain the same which is 10.5/3=3.5 
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