You have got two buckets of capacity 3 litres and 5 litres each and a tap. How will you exactly measure out 4 litres of water with the help of two buckets and the tap.
so we have the OP solution: ask someone on PFI'd calculate the height of 4 litres in the confines of the 5 litre bucket, then draw a line at that point and fill to there using the 3 litre bucket as a source.
Management solution: Set up an interdepartmental cross-disciplinary committee with broad terms of reference to study the problem. Outsourcing is an acceptable option, preferably to a third world country where buckets, natural water sources and cheap labour are already plentiful, obviating the need for a budget to procure these.so we have the OP solution: ask someone on PF
and the caveat emptor solution: kholdstare's split the difference
and the greek solution (compass and straight edge only): mine
and the high-tech engineering solution: Danger's
we still need a management solution and a CEO solution to complete the picture.
Of course VP Biden could step in at anytime with a shotgun solution but we won't consider that option for now :-)
They also insist that you fill it only with AppleTM water otherwise all warranty coverage on the bucket is void.The Apple solution is to insist the 3 liter bucket is good enough and if you aren't getting 4 liters of water from it it's because you're holding it wrong
Using a special hose attachment that splits the stream and shapes it into two hexagons because, for whatever reason, a standard "circular" stream isn't as efficient.They also insist that you fill it only with AppleTM water otherwise all warranty coverage on the bucket is void.
Do I see a patent for a spin-off from condom technology in your future? Maybe a urinal-based game of some sort?Using a special hose attachment that splits the stream and shapes it into two hexagons because, for whatever reason, a standard "circular" stream isn't as efficient.
The internal (or external, for that matter) shape of the bucket was never specified, though!That's pretty clever, Mr. Trackman, but... have you ever seen a cylindrical bucket?
My uncle owned a bucket store... I had to make buckets every day after school... we made wood buckets and steel buckets and I even made one out of a dead badger once... and I gotta tell you that not a single one of 'em was cylindrical.
There is no 4 litre bucket !!fill up the 3 liter bucket, pour it into the 5 liter bucket, then fill up the 3 liter bucket again and pour it into the 5 liter until the 5 liter bucket is full. Empty the 5 liter bucket pour the remaining 1 liter from the 3 liter bucket and then fill the 3 liter bucket and fill the 5 liter bucket, the water in the 4 liter bucket is exactly 4 liters.