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# Can Can

Mad Ade is hungry as usual, but unfortunately the Kebab shop is not open yet. As a result he decides to make himself an instant meal, the type where you just add boiling water. He needs to measure out a quarter litre of water.

After a quick search Mad Ade finds that he doesn't possess any type of measuring jug. All he can find is an old baked bean tin that has a 1 litre capacity. Using only the old tin and a pen how can Mad Ade measure out the much needed quarter of litre of water?

After a quick search Mad Ade finds that he doesn't possess any type of measuring jug. All he can find is an old baked bean tin that has a 1 litre capacity. Using only the old tin and a pen how can Mad Ade measure out the much needed quarter of litre of water?

### Answer

Fill the can to over half full, and tip it so that the water runs out until it reaches just from the lip of the can to the edge of the base. Now the can is one half full. Tilt the can upright and mark it inside to show how far the water comes. Finally, tip out the water a bit at a time, until when tilted, the water goes from the mark you scratched to the edge of the bottom. This will give you a quarter of a litre.Hide Answer Show Answer

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uh...o.k

he could have also filled the jug up with the pen top then divided the number of total pen tops by 4 giving a quarter of a litre.

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I FOLLOWED MORE ALONG XSIVE'S LINE OF THINKING, ONLY I THOUGHT OF THE BARREL OF THE PEN, RATHER THAN THE TOP...

Riiiiiight, couldn't ya just eye-ball it? and beside if ya ever follow the directions on those just add water they end up way too soupy. But I suppose a fair teaser.

HELP! I'm confused.

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