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Divide the Wine Puzzle

Genre: Math Puzzle Rating: 6 - Medium to Hard Source: Dudeney Canterbury Puzzles 76
Brain Functions: Analysis / Exact Calculations Hint    Solution

Suppose you have 14 full bottles of wine and 10 empty bottles to be distributed evenly among three people. Seven of the full bottles are standard size (let's say 1 liter), and the other seven full bottles are double size (2 liters). Half of the empty bottles are standard size; the other five are double size bottles. Divide the bottles into three groups that contain the same volume of wine and the same number of bottles of each size.

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