Beach Day by Rodger Bliss
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Milky Mess

I fill a glass half full of milk and another glass twice the size, one-third full of milk. Then I top off each glass with water and empty the contents of both glasses into a container.

Now, how much of the mixture is milk and how much water?

 

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7 guesses to Milky Mess


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  • the whole thing is Milk just 2%

  • Dude

    LOL, ha ha ha ….. no.

    Keep trying.

  • Paul

    7:3 Seven parts water to three parts milk

  • Dude

    Nope, that’s not it. Please review your work. Keep trying.

  • Tiffy

    11 parts is water and 7 parts is milk :)

  • Dude

    Yes, you are correct, Tiffy!

    Milk = 7/18 and water = 11/18.

    As we’re talking about halves and thirds, it’s easiest to break down the glasses into anything that is divisible by 2 and 3, such as 6 units for the size of the smaller glass, the larger glass is therefore 12 units.

    The first glass (size 6) contains three units of milk and three units of water.

    The second glass (size 12) contains four units of milk and eight units of water.

    Once combined the tumbler (size 18) will therefore contain seven units of milk and 11 units of water.

    You are today’s winner.

  • Tiffy

    :D Thank you