# I understand.

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.

Example:
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. :)

Posted on Aug 14, 2005, 8:59 AM

 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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