August 2nd, 2010, 10:08 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, 10:20 AM  #2  
Math Team Joined: Dec 2006 From: Lexington, MA Posts: 3,267 Thanks: 407  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?  

Tags 
calculate 
Thread Tools  
Display Modes  

Similar Threads  
Thread  Thread Starter  Forum  Replies  Last Post 
How to calculate!!!!  sajjad mt  Calculus  12  December 2nd, 2013 09:25 AM 
Calculate x  Chikis  Algebra  4  June 13th, 2013 10:03 PM 
To calculate the value of Z  pitrpan  Advanced Statistics  2  April 14th, 2011 02:09 PM 
calculate 1^2+2^2+...n^2  stole  Number Theory  3  August 15th, 2009 07:41 AM 
how calculate  Espanol  Algebra  3  April 2nd, 2009 11:03 PM 