You are given three jugs with a capacity of 8, 5 and 3 liters respectively. The 8-liter jug is filled
to the top with water whereas the other two jugs are empty. You are asked to divide the 8 liters of water
into two equal parts of 4 liters and in as few steps as possible.
Each step involves pouring water from one jug into one
of the other two jugs. Note: the jugs are
not calibrated (i.e. there are no line markings). Therefore, in each step one of the jugs needs to be
completely emptied or completely filled in order to know exactly how much water has just been poured.
How many steps do you need and what are the steps?
Do you have a suggestion
for this puzzle (e.g. something that should
be mentioned/clarified in the question or solution, bug, typo, etc.)?