Originally Posted by scabb
There are loads of those. A slightly trickier one would be:
8 gallon bucket
3 gallon bucket
5 gallon bucket
Make two lots of four gallons!
I have another question too, that isn't really a riddle. It concerns the snooze function on both my phone alarm and my regular alarm-clock. Why is it always 9 minutes rather than 10?
Just to complicate things, my alarm clock has an 8 minute snooze timer.
Do I hear a 7?
Re the bucket puzzle:
1) Get 4 gallons into the five gallon bucket, as per Laserschwert's post
2) Pour it into the 8 gallon bucket
3) Repeat step 1