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Given three bowls: 8, 5 and 3 liters capacity, divide 8 liters in half (4 + 4 liters) with the minimum number of water transfers. Note that the 8-liter bowl is initially filled with 8 liters of water and the other two bowls are empty - that is all water you have.

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pour; 5; litres; from; the; 8-litre; to ;the; 5-litre ;bowl,

pour; 3; litres ;from ;the ;5-litre; to; the ;3-litre; bowl,

pour ;these; 3 ;litres ;back; to ;the; 8-litre ;bowl,

pour ;the; remaining; 2; litres; from; the; 5-litre; to; the; 3-litre ;bowl,

pour; 5; litres; from; the; 8-litre ;to ;the; 5-litre ;bowl,

pour ;the ;missing; 1 ;litre ;from ;the; 5-litre; to; the ;3-litre ;bowl\ ;;;;;;;;;(there; should; be; 4; litres; left; in ;the ;5-litre ;bowl)

pour ;the ;3 litres; back ;from; the; 3-litre; to ;the; 8-litre; bowl\ (;and ;that ;it - in; 8-litre ;bowl; 4; litres).

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