Almost 3 years back, I had posted a milkman puzzle, which was the second puzzle I posted (https://alokgoyal1971.com/2013/02/10/solution-to-puzzle-2-milkman-puzzle/). Here again is a modified version of the same puzzle. A very interesting puzzle that Alok Mittal gave to his Mathematical Circles class.
A milkman has four jars of the following sizes – 24 litres, 13 litres, 11 litres and 5 litres. The 24 litre jar is full of milk, and the others are empty. He needs to divide the milk into three parts of 8 litres each. Unfortunately, the milkman has no additional markings in the existing jars to be able to figure out how to measure 8 litres. Can you help the milkman?
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