An Intriguing Mixture and Alligation Puzzle
We have two one litre bottles. One contains quart of milk and the other quart of water. (1 quart = 0.9463 liters) We take a tablespoonful of milk and pour it into the water. Then we take a tablespoon of this new mixture (water and milk) and pour it into the bottle of milk. Is there more milk in the water bottle, or more water in the milk bottle?
To solve the problem, we can figure this out in any of the usual ways— often referred to as “mixture and alligation problems”—or we can use some clever logical reasoning to find out the problem’s solution.
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