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ERIC Number: EJ963847
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Solving the Water Jugs Problem by an Integer Sequence Approach
Man, Yiu-Kwong
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v43 n1 p109-113 2012
In this article, we present an integer sequence approach to solve the classic water jugs problem. The solution steps can be obtained easily by additions and subtractions only, which is suitable for manual calculation or programming by computer. This approach can be introduced to secondary and undergraduate students, and also to teachers and lecturers involved in teaching mathematical problem solving, recreational mathematics, or elementary number theory. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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Language: English
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