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Old 04-30-2003, 03:31 PM
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Fill up the 5-gallon cone with water. Then dump water into the 3-gallon cone until full. This will leave 2 gallons in the 5-gallon cone. Mark the cone indicating where the 2 gallon mark is.

Two of those will yield exactly 4 gallons.
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close, but get 4 gallons into the 5 gallon holder.
forget the picture. just simply two upside down cone canisters.
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Old 04-30-2003, 04:25 PM
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Can you use a ruler to measure the height of each of the cones?

If so, a cone is always half full when the water depth is 79.37% of the cone height (cubed root of 1/2), which applies regardless of cone taper.

Both cones can then be filled half full, which gives 2.5 gal and 1.5 gal. The combination is then 4 gal.
 
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Can I use a scale?
Piece o' cake, then...
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That would work too!

Do you need a thermometer though so that you know the density of the water?
 
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nope.....and........nope
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Okay...
Fill the 5-gallon cone, then dunk the 3-gallon cone inside it until the 3 gallons spills out. Now there's 2 gallons inside the 5-gallon cone.

Float the 3-gallon cone inside it and fill it until the water levels are equal.

Dump the 2 gallons now inside the 3-gallon cone inside the 5-gallon cone.
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Old 04-30-2003, 04:49 PM
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Fill 5 gallon dump into 3 gallon, empty 3 gallon. Pour 2 gallons from 5 gallon container into 3 galllon container. Fill 5 gallon container and empty 1 gallon into three gallon leaving 4 gallons in 5 gallon container. Problem is this breaks rule 1 but is the only way I know to do it.
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How thick are these cones?

Go with Daze's first part by taking the full 5 gal cone, pouring it into the 3 gal, emptying the 3 gal, and pouring the remaining 2 gal into the 3 gal cone. Then fill the 5 gal, push the 3 gal cone into the 5 gal until the two tops line up, which would leave 2 gal in the 5 gal cone. Pour the 2 gal from the 3 gal cone into the 5 gal cone for a total of 4 gal.
 
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hint: what do you get when you mix a donzi with a baja?
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