First, I am delighted that my new magic trick has been launched! It is called The Grid, and allows anyone to look like a mathematical genius. Details here.
On Friday I posted this puzzle:
Imagine that you have the following three bowls:
Bowl A has an 8 liter capacity, and contains 5 liters of water.
Bowl B has a 5 liter capacity and contains 3 liters of water.
Bowl C has a 3 liter capacity and contains 2 liters of water.
Can you measure exactly 1 liter, pouring only 2 times?
If you have not tried to solve it, have a go now. For everyone else the answer is after the break.
1) Pour water from bowl A to bowl C until bowl C is full. Then there will be 4 litres left in bowl A and 3 litres in bowl C.
2) Pour water from bowl C to bowl B until bowl B is full. Bowl B is now full (with 5 liters) and there is 1 liter left in bowl C.
I have produced an ebook containing 101 of the previous Friday Puzzles! It is called PUZZLED and is available for the Kindle(UKhere and USA here) and on the iBookstore (UK here in the USA here). You can try 101 of the puzzles for free here.