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Interview Question

Interview(Student Candidate) Philadelphia, PA

You have two jugs; a 3 gallon and 5 gallon jug. How can you

  fill them up or empty them out to reach four gallons?

Interview Answer

1 Answer


1. Fill the 3 gallon up and pour it into the 5 gallon 2. Fill the 3 gallon up again and pour the remaining 2 into the 5 gallon, leaving you with 1 gallon in the 3 gallon jug 3. Pour the 5 gallon jug out so its empty 4. Pour the 1 gallon (from the 3 gallon jug) into the 5 gallon jug 5. Fill the 3 gallon jug and pour all of it into the 5 gallon jug, leaving you with 4 gallons in the 5 gallon jug

Interview Candidate on Jan 26, 2014

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