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Actuarial Analyst Interview(Student Candidate) Northbrook, IL

You Have a 5 gallon bucket and a 3 gallon bucket. How do

  you measure out 4 gallons
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1. Dump 3 gal into 5 gal
2. Fill 3 ga and empty into 5 gal again
3. This will leave 1 gal in the 3 gal
4. Dump the 5 gal
5. Add the 1 gal from the 3 gal to the 5 gal
6. Fill the 3 gal again
7. Dump the 3 gal into the 5 gal (where there is all ready 1 gal)
8. Now there are 4 gallons of water in the 5 gallon bucket.

Anonymous on Jan 2, 2012
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1. Dump 3 gal into 5 gal
2. Fill 3 ga and empty into 5 gal again
3. This will leave 1 gal in the 3 gal
4. Dump the 5 gal
5. Add the 1 gal from the 3 gal to the 5 gal
6. Fill the 3 gal again
7. Dump the 3 gal into the 5 gal (where there is all ready 1 gal)
8. Now there are 4 gallons of water in the 5 gallon bucket.

Anonymous on Jan 2, 2012
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get 2 gal first by 5-3
dump 2 gal into 3 gal bucket
fill 5 gal, dump 1 gal in the 3 gal bucket
youhave 4 gal left in the 5 gal bucket , solved

Anonymous on Jan 30, 2012

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