# Pop Quiz: Which Bucket Will Fill Up First?

Submitted by: fancylad 1 year ago in
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THE FLOW...
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Male 565
It'a a trick question. It doesn't show that the whole assembly is in a box.
Male 7,875
That was quite simple, though I do miss these kinds of puzzles from grade school.  They were always quite fun.
Male 42,934
Well, some are blocked, it narrows it down eh?
Once you see the blocked ones, the answer is obvious :p
Male 390
it depends on many parameters... if the diameter of A->B is small and the water flow is high, A will be full first under normal pressure conditions.
Male 12,263
m3dm3d technically that is a valid answer.
Male 390
Typically this is the Brita case: you are filling the upper part but water drains slowly in the bottom part so the upper part fills up before the bottom one.
Male 8,660
m3dm3d LOL! I like the Brita reference.
Male 884
F, G, H but I am wrong on two counts
Male 5,379
I said H at first, then I noticed the line is shut off to it.  It would if not for that though.
Male 42,934
kalron27 I didn't notice the blocks at first either, Thought it was G :/
Male 12,686
kalron27 Can't say I agree with you there. If the line cut offs were removed, I believe G would fill before H.
Male 5,379
holygod Wouldn't gravity force F water downward and fill H first before overflowing and filling G?
Male 12,686
kalron27 I don't think so. The water would flow out of the right of C into the bottom of D filling G before it ever went out the left of C which is higher than the right.
Male 5,379
holygod Oh crap, I didn't even see that C was blocked there...silly lines!  In that case yes, G would win.
Male 12,263
Obviously F because it's the path of least reisistence, but it was tricky, initially i had settled on G, then H, until i realized their entry pipes were blocked.
Male 8,660
I managed to get this on the first try: F. Now, if I could only get one of those movie screen capture quizzes.
Male 1,634
I said G, because I didn't notice that the "pipe" at the bottom of C was actually sealed.  Tricky tricky.
Male 1,612
waldo863 If there were no blockages, the answer is G.  I agree with you, tricksey little plumber, blocking off some of the buckets . . .
Male 8,660
punko 'Sokay, Punko. Your tunnel-constructing abilities still put the rest of us to shame.
Male 4,319
waldo863 Same

I noticed the blockage on H, but not C