August 2nd, 2010, 09:08 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Aug 2010 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  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. 
August 7th, 2010, 09:20 AM  #2  
Math Team Joined: Dec 2006 From: Lexington, MA Posts: 3,267 Thanks: 408  Re: How do I calculate this? Hello, "KM_! We need a [color=red]lot[/color] of clarification! Quote:
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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