I understand.by rpgfan3233 (no login)
The problem lies in the fact that you are using empty, rather than empty AND full. If you use empty, you will only get half of the correct answer.
½ full + ½ full = 1 full
½ empty + ½ empty = 1 empty
Assuming you have 2 glasses and they are both ½ full and ½ empty at the same time, when one is dumped into the other, the result is 1 full glass and 1 empty glass, thus making these equations logical.
Assuming you only have 1 glass that is completely empty, you can just divide the emptiness inside the glass in half to get 2 equal amounts of ½ empty, thus making your equation logical.
It's not a logic hole, just a lack of detail. :)
|Response Title||Author and Date|
|Pessimistic drinking||roy on Aug 14|
|That could be misinterpreted. :)||rpgfan3233 on Aug 14|
|Two glasses half empty||roy on Aug 14|
|*my glasses have eyes in them||mennonite on Aug 15|
|Mennonites eyes||roy on Aug 15|
|Yeah, it's American.||rpgfan3233 on Aug 15|
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