Can you measure out exactly 8 L (8.5 qt) of water without an 8-L bucket?
This puzzle is similar to the "Right Amount of Water" puzzle, which also was suggested by Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles.
This time you have two empty pails. One has a capacity of 6 L (6.3 qt). The other can hold exactly 11 L (11.6 qt). Your task is to go to a pond and come back with exactly 8 L of water. How do you do it?
Make up some puzzles like these and send them in with your solutions. We’ll post them here in the SEED Science Center.