Well this was just so much fun last week (though most of the discussion took place on twitter, maybe I should give this a #tag…) I think we should do it every week 🙂
I’m sure youve all seen the jug question at some point in time (if you haven’t, stop watching at 2:52 and figure it out for yourself!) Sorry in advance if the video gets pulled down, Fox doesn’t seem to love sharing their movie for free.
This week’s question:
Let us generalize: The jugs are a and b units. We need to measure x units. For what values of a, b and x is it possible? Explore examples and draw conclusions. Partial solutions are appreciated. Suggestion: As a starting point focus on measuring 1 unit. For what values of a and b is it possible?