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The Wine Cellar's Will

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Puzzle ID:#47249
Fun:*** (2.72)
Difficulty:** (1.45)
Submitted By:fishmedAus******mod




There once was a somewhat eccentric wine seller who died, leaving three sons behind him. He also left 7 full barrels of wine, 7 half-full 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, half-full barrels, and empty barrels. How is this possible?

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Jun 16, 2010

first comment!
Jun 16, 2010

Hmm...I just said they each get 7 half-full barrels.
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.
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Jun 19, 2010

Dux.Bellorum like this one very much. He is indeed very happy with the answer!
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.
Jun 28, 2010

See and I thought talking about transferring wine would give it away.
Jun 29, 2010

Hmm..I see your point. Maybe say something like "do it as simply as possible".
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.
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.
Dec 17, 2010

Never mind, comeon already said my solution.
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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