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Three Jug Problem

Given three jugs with $x$ pints in the first, $y$ in the second, and $z$ in the third, obtain a desired amount in one of the vessels by completely filling up and/or emptying vessels into others. This problem can be solved with the aid of Trilinear Coordinates.


Coxeter, H. S. M. and Greitzer, S. L. Geometry Revisited. Washington, DC: Math. Assoc. Amer., pp. 89-93, 1967.

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