Informational Site NetworkInformational Site Network
Privacy
 
Home Top Rated Puzzles Most Viewed Puzzles All Puzzle Questions Random Puzzle Question Search


HOW TO MAKE CISTERNS.





(Patchwork Puzzles)
Our friend in the illustration has a large sheet of zinc, measuring
(before cutting) eight feet by three feet, and he has cut out square
pieces (all of the same size) from the four corners and now proposes to
fold up the sides, solder the edges, and make a cistern. But the point
that puzzles him is this: Has he cut out those square pieces of the
correct size in order that the cistern may hold the greatest possible
quantity of water? You see, if you cut them very small you get a very
shallow cistern; if you cut them large you get a tall and slender one.
It is all a question of finding a way of cutting put these four square
pieces exactly the right size. How are we to avoid making them too small
or too large?


Read Answer






Next: THE CONE PUZZLE.

Previous: A KITE-FLYING PUZZLE.



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK




Random Questions

The Grand Lama's Problem.
Chessboard Problems
The Dutchmen's Wives.
Money Puzzles
Next-door Neighbours.
Money Puzzles
A Queer Thing In Money.
Money Puzzles
The Hat-peg Puzzle.
Chessboard Problems
A Family Party.
Money Puzzles
The Miners' Holiday.
Money Puzzles
Digits And Squares.
Money Puzzles
The Two Errand Boys
MISCELLANEOUS PUZZLES
The Coloured Counters.
Chessboard Problems
Average Speed.
Money Puzzles
The Cyclists' Feast.
Money Puzzles
The Ball Problem.
Patchwork Puzzles
Academic Courtesies.
Money Puzzles
Concerning Tommy's Age.
Money Puzzles