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Measure This

You are making a certain type of cake that requires half a cup of water. Unfortunately, you only have one that fills up to 1 cup, and another that fills up to 3 quarters of a cup. How can you measure half a cup?

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2 guesses to Measure This


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  • Mike

    Fill the 1 cup container and pour it into the 3/4 cup container, leaving you with 1/4 cup. Empty the 3/4 cup and pour the 1/4 cup into the 3/4 cup. Finally fill the 1 cup again and pour it into the 3/4 cup (with 1/4 already in it). This will leave 2/4 or 1/2 cup in the original container.

  • Dude

    Correct!

    Fill 1 cup of water, then pour it into the other cup so that a quarter of water remains in the larger cup. Then, empty the 3 quarter cup and pour the 1 quarter that is in the other cup into the 3 quarter cup. Fill 1 cup of water again, and pour the water into the 3 quarter cup until full, and you should have half a cup of water in the larger cup.

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