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ERIC Number: EJ938165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0746-8342
Truck Drivers, a Straw, and Two Glasses of Water
Iga, Kevin; Killpatrick, Kendra
College Mathematics Journal, v37 n2 p82-92 Mar 2006
While waiting for his meal to arrive, a truck driver was using his straw to move water from one glass to another when he was struck by this question: If I keep doing this, will the two glasses ever have exactly the same amount of water? This article looks at various problems related to that question.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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