In this article, we present an integer sequence approach to solve the classic water jugs problem. The solution steps can be obtained easily by additions and subtractions only, which is suitable for manual calculation or programming by computer. This approach can be introduced to secondary and undergraduate students, and also to teachers and lecturers involved in teaching mathematical problem solving, recreational mathematics, or elementary number theory. Copyright © 2012 Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.
|Journal||International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2012|
CitationMan, Y.-K. (2012). Solving the water jugs problem by an integer sequence approach. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 43(1), 39-54.
- Water jugs problem
- Integer sequence approach
- Diophantine equations