skaballet wrote:

This question is from the official guide and I'm certain that I'm overlooking something simple (but crucial). The explanation given was horrendous so can someone help me understand the answer? Thanks.

Q: Equal amounts of water are poured into two empty jars of different capacity which made one 1/4 full and the other 1/3 full. Water in the lesser capacity jar is poured into the jar with greater capacity. How full of water is the larger jar now?

A: 1/2

I can't get how it will be 1/2 and not 7/12

)))good problem

I guess we just complicating the simple problem

the key words are

Equal amounts of water and

one 1/4 full
Water from lesser jar is poured into the jar with greater capacity

so if

Equal amounts of water is poured into

one 1/4 full
it is clear that the jar becomes 1/2 full

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IE IMBA 2010