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    Greatest Common Divisor Word Problem

    Suppose that you have two unmarked beakers that will hold exactly 3 cc and 17 cc, respectively. Describe how you would measure out exactly 1 cc of liquid using only the two beakers. You have an infinite suppository of liquid. Constantly empty and fill the beakers until any one beaker has 1 cc of liquid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aryth View Post
    Suppose that you have two unmarked beakers that will hold exactly 3 cc and 17 cc, respectively. Describe how you would measure out exactly 1 cc of liquid using only the two beakers. You have an infinite suppository of liquid. Constantly empty and fill the beakers until any one beaker has 1 cc of liquid.
    Hello Aryth
    :::If this question is still unsolved(the last line is the answer):::

    Take water in 3cc beaker 5 times and put it in the 17 cc beaker
    the 6 th time you try to fill with 3cc beaker 1cc will be left in it .
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