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# Half a Cup

You are making a certain type of cake that requires half a cup of water. Unfortunately, you only have one that fills up to 1 cup, and another that fills up to 3 quarters of a cup. How can you measure half a cup?

### Hint

If you fill 1 cup of water and you pour 3 quarters of a cup to fill the other cup, how much water remains in the larger cup?### Answer

Fill 1 cup of water, then pour it into the other cup so that a quarter of water remains in the larger cup. Then, empty the 3 quarter cup and pour the 1 quarter that is in the other cup into the 3 quarter cup. Fill 1 cup of water again, and pour the water into the 3 quarter cup until full, and you should have half a cup of water in the larger cup.Hide Hint Show Hint Hide Answer Show Answer

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