# If i have one bucket that holds 4 gallons of water, and two buckets that hold 3 gallons each, how many buckets do i have?

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• Jim
Lv 7
1 year ago

I have 1 bucket that holds 4 gal

2 buckets that hold 3 gal

But what wasn't said was I have 3,000 1-gal buckets!

From the info given, the answer is unknown...

• 1 year ago

Three. Why?

Unless you're saying that the four gallon bucket can also hold three gallons, in which case you have two. Note that you didn't say "can hold," you said, "hold."

• A Yahoo User
Lv 7
1 year agoReport

also: the word "and" indicates the two three-gallon buckets are in addition to the four-gallon bucket

• 1 year ago

Are you including the bucket your mother uses for the coal?

• 1 year ago

You have 3 buckets. What does this have to do with religion?

• Anonymous
1 year ago

By the way, all of the BuyBull's buckets will leak and fall apart,

because in the BuyBull, the mathematical value of PI = 3.0.

Nothing in the BuyBull can hold water.

• 1 year ago

3 buckets.

• 1 year ago

Then you have enough water for a week.

Would you like to buy a magic bucket?

• 1 year ago

Since you posted this on the RELIGION forum, the ONLY proper answer MUST be

"If it is not revealed in [ insert name of favorite Sacred Writing here], then it is not meant for mankind to know!"

See how easy that was?

• Would some ALL-Powerful GOD or GODDESS please PLEASE bestow a SENSE of HUMOUR upon the Silly Person who gave me a Thumbs Down??

• Cogito
Lv 7
1 year ago

Without more details, it's not possible to say.

If you were to ask the question,

"If I have one bucket that holds 4 gallons of water, and two OTHER buckets that hold 3 gallons each" the answer is three or more.

But "If I have one bucket that holds 4 gallons of water, and two buckets that hold a maximum of 3 gallons each," the answer would be two or more.

• A Yahoo User
Lv 7
1 year agoReport

The word "and" indicates that that the two three-gallon buckets are in addition to the four-gallon bucket. The four-gallon bucket cannot SIMULTANEOUSLY hold four gallons AND three gallons.