Husband or Wife – Who is Right?

A Husband & Wife are have an argument regarding the amount of water in an open drum without lid.

The Husband says  ‘This drum of water is more than half full’ .

But the wife says ‘No, It’s less than half full.’

Without using any measuring tools and without removing any water from the drum how can they easily determine who is correct?

59 Responses to Husband or Wife – Who is Right?

1. Haleem April 28, 2012 at 8:05 AM #

to shut the mouth of the drum with the hand and put a mark at the top of the water limit in the drum, and turn the drum top to bottom… if the water limit is upper than the mark you have put the husband is right! if the water limit is lower than the mark wife is right.. if it’s remains right on the mark both are wrong, because the water is then exactly half of the drum.

2. warda yasin April 1, 2012 at 3:35 PM #

i guess the mother is right :-/

3. RK Mishra March 26, 2012 at 4:05 PM #

Put a rod (with chalk pasted on it) inside the water in the drum and hold the rod at the top of drum. Now measure the wet/dry portion and compare.