# The 2 Pails Puzzle

A farm hand was sent to a nearby pond to fetch 8 gallons of water. He was given two pails - one 11, the other 6 gallons. How can he measure the requested amount of water?

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### Relevant pages

- The Three Jugs Problem. Introduction and a story
- 3 Glasses Puzzle
- Water puzzle, experimental math
- Three Glass Puzzle (Graph Theoretical Approach)
- The puzzle in barycentric coordinates
- Two Pails Puzzle
**Plain Gadgets**- The Three Jugs Problem. An Interactive Gizmo
- The Three Jugs Problem. Barycentric/trilinear coordinates
- The 2 Pails Puzzle. An Interactive Gizmo

- 3 Jugs Problem - A Water Doubling Variant

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