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David Archuleta

# How much does a 5 gallon bucket weigh?

###### Wiki User

###### 2011-05-26 10:05:19

Depends what is in it

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Firstly fill up the 7 gallon bucket, then pour the contents into
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### If you have a bucket of water that holds 5 gallons of water and another bucket that holds 3 gallons of waterThe buckets have no markings How can you go to the well and bring back exactly 4 gallons?

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### How can you use a 3 and 5 gallon bucket to measure out exactly 7 gallons into a third container?

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### If you had a 7 gallon bucket and a 5 gallon bucket how would you get 1 gallons?

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Fill 5G again (5, 5)
Pour as much as possible from 5G into 7G (3, 7)
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Pour from 5G to 7G (0, 3)
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### If you put a five pound fish in a gallon of water does the water now weigh fifteen pounds?

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### I have a bucket of water that holds 4 gallons of water and another that holds 7 gallons of water. The buckets have no markings. How can I go to the well and bring back exactly 5 gallons of water?

# Start with empty buckets, and carry them to the well. # (Note
that the larger is the 7-gallon bucket, and the smaller is the
4-gallon bucket.) # Fill the 4-gallon bucket with water to the top.
# Empty all the water from the 4-gallon bucket into the 7-gallon
bucket. # (Note that there is room in the 7-gallon bucket for
exactly 3 more gallons.) # Fill the 4-gallon bucket again. # Pour
from the 4-gallon bucket into the 7-gallon bucket all the water
that will fit, spilling none. # (Note that since there was room for
only 3 more gallons in the 7-gallon bucket, you now have 1 gallon
left in the 4-gallon bucket.) # Dump out all the water from the
7-gallon bucket. (Pour it back into the well or onto some flowers
so it's not wasted.) # Pour the 1 gallon of water that remains in
the 4-gallon bucket into the empty 7-gallon bucket. # Refill the
4-gallon bucket completely. # Pour all the 4 gallons from the
4-gallon bucket into the 7-gallon bucket. # (Note that since the
7-gallon bucket had 1 gallon already and you added 4 gallons, you
now have 5 gallons of water in the 7-gallon bucket!) # Bring back
your 7-gallon bucket that's holding exactly 5 gallons of water.
(Bring your 4-gallon bucket back too, in case you want to play
again!)