(related to Problem: The Wassail Bowl)
The division of the twelve pints of ale can be made in eleven manipulations, as below. The six columns show at a glance the quantity of ale in the barrel, the five-pint jug, the three-pint jug, and the tramps $X,$ $Y,$ and $Z$ respectively after each manipulation.
And each man has received his four pints of ale.
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