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August 2nd, 2010, 09:08 PM   #1
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How do I calculate this?

I have a question for you guys:

I have 5 buckets:

Bucket A can only fit 100 apples
Bucket B can only fit 50 apples
Bucket C can only fit 75 apples
Bucket D can only fit 100 apples

During the day I want to fill each bucket as apples comes in.

At the end of the day each bucket should be filled equally base on the max allowed.

So if Bucket A got 75% filled then Bucket B, C, and D should also be filled at 75% or close to 75%

What is a good formula to use for that?

Also please note that Bucket B or D would not be available in the morning only in the afternoon.
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August 7th, 2010, 09:20 AM   #2
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Re: How do I calculate this?

Hello, "KM_!

We need a [color=red]lot[/color] of clarification!


Quote:
I have 5 buckets:

[color=beige]. . [/color]

During the day I want to fill each bucket as apples comes in.
[color=blue]I assume that this means:
we put the first 100 apples into Bucket A.[/color]
[color=beige]. . [/color][color=blue]then put the next 50 apples into Bucket B,[/color]
[color=beige]. . [/color][color=blue]and so on . . .[/color]

At the end of the day each bucket should be filled equally based on the max allowed.
[color=blue]Now sure what this means.[/color]

So if Bucket A got 75% filled then Bucket B, C, and D should also be filled at 75% or close to 75%[color=blue]
Why would we stop filling Bucket A at 75% ? [/color]

What is a good formula to use for that?
[color=blue]Formula for what?[/color]

Also please note that Bucket B or D would not be available in the morning only in the afternoon.
[color=blue]Does this mean that buckets A and C are filled in the morning[/color]
[color=beige]. . [/color][color=blue]and only buckets B and D are filled in the afternoon?[/color]


I have an interpretation of the problem which makes the above procedure rather silly.


[color=beige]. . [/color]


Suppose 260 apples were harvested.

Then the buckets are filled in order and we would have:

[color=beige]. . [/color]


Now that we know that 260 apples were harvested,
[color=beige]. . [/color]we can go back and redistribute the apples.

[color=beige]. . [/color]


So that each bucket is filled to 80% of its capacity.


Is that what you're looking for?

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