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Jennifer Mendoza

MAT 143
Presentation: Unit 5 #40
40. You have a 5 gallon jug and a 3 gallon jug. Determine if it is possible to make exactly 4
gallons without using anything besides the two jugs and water. There are no markings on the jugs
by which you could measure amounts less than 3 or 5 gallons.
You have a 3 and 5 gallon jug.

5 gal jug

3 gal jug

4. Transfer 2 gallons left in the 5 gallon


jug to the 3 gallon jug.

1. Fill 5 gallon jug.

5 gal jug
5 gal jug 3 gal jug

3 gal jug

5. Refill 5 gallon jug.

2. Fill up 3 gallon jug using water


from the 5 gallon jug.
5 gal jug

3 gal jug

6. Fill up the 3 gallon jug using water from


5 gallon jug.

the .
5 gal jug 3 gal jug
There are two gallons left in the 5 gal jug.
5-3=2 gal
3.

Dump water from the 3 gallon jug.


5 gal jug

5 gal jug

3 gal jug

3 gal jug

There are 4 gallons left in the 5 gallon jug


since there were 2 gallons in the 3 gallon
jug before filling it up.
5gal-1gal=4 gallons