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 Dividing the 'erb. (Posted on 2006-01-27)
Three cooks have each paid one third to purchase a bag of herbs. In the past, two of the cooks have divided their purchases in the following manner: First one cook would divide the herb, by eye, into two piles she considered to be equal. The second cook would then choose the pile she thought was bigger.

By what process may the three cooks divide their herbs in such a way that each was content that she had recieved at least one third of the total? (No scales or other devices are available to assist the division)

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 Subject Author Date Solution thegnome54 2006-06-30 21:23:47 No Subject tanx 2006-06-29 15:00:11 Clean Solution where Collusion is not possible tanx 2006-06-29 14:58:11 Another Solution katrin 2006-06-24 08:48:13 I gotta agree Simon 2006-06-18 02:58:14 solution ludwig 2006-04-13 07:01:56 an easy solution kolcak 2006-04-12 17:27:29 Everyone Satisfied (no way to collude) tanx 2006-03-20 11:00:21 possible solution Manoj Gupta 2006-03-16 12:19:20 re(2): possibly a simpler solution artifex 2006-02-23 17:47:26 re: possibly a simpler solution Hugo 2006-02-22 15:38:44 possibly a simpler solution Jeremy Hamilton 2006-02-21 23:00:31 What I would do Magda 2006-02-20 10:43:38 Another possible solution Sara 2006-02-19 17:02:11 re: My own solution Vernon Lewis 2006-02-17 06:33:02 My own solution AvalonXQ 2006-02-17 05:53:34 re: newbie solution kosep 2006-02-16 12:26:18 newbie solution kosep 2006-02-16 12:23:51 re(2): answer is in the riddle humspun 2006-02-15 10:11:40 re: answer is in the riddle avijit 2006-02-15 04:55:27 answer is in the riddle humspun 2006-02-14 16:52:34 give a try :p yahyah 2006-02-10 22:43:15 fair solution Chris 2006-02-10 17:53:58 re: FINAL SOLUTION....NO LOOPHOLES Diana 2006-02-10 12:42:35 3 cooks and herbs Diana 2006-02-10 12:40:50 FINAL SOLUTION....NO LOOPHOLES avijit 2006-02-07 10:13:32 CONTINUATION OF LAST SOL. avijit 2006-02-07 10:08:58 re: My Solution avijit 2006-02-07 10:01:14 Potential Long Alternative Lisa 2006-02-07 09:40:34 My Solution Lisa 2006-02-07 09:36:04 solution ::kindly comment avijit 2006-02-07 07:12:23 re: Another Solution brianjn 2006-02-03 20:34:04 Another Solution Elkor 2006-02-03 16:12:52 re: solution owl 2006-02-02 09:01:25 solution Reydel 2006-02-02 08:40:51 re(3): Divide and Spread thegnome54 2006-01-31 17:09:24 re(4): totally different solution thegnome54 2006-01-31 17:04:15 re(3): totally different solution Ady TZIDON 2006-01-30 02:14:07 re(2): totally different solution Ady TZIDON 2006-01-30 02:06:30 re(2): totally different solution owl 2006-01-29 13:22:54 re: totally different solution thegnome54 2006-01-29 10:44:11 totally different solution Ady TZIDON 2006-01-29 09:35:07 totally different solution Ady TZIDON 2006-01-29 09:35:05 Scarlet - the herb brianjn 2006-01-29 08:03:39 re(2): Crushed or Powdered Herbs brianjn 2006-01-29 07:57:08 re(2): Divide and Spread brianjn 2006-01-29 07:34:52 re(2): One Possible Answer (Spoiler) Hugo 2006-01-29 05:33:34 re: Divide and Spread thegnome54 2006-01-28 23:57:12 re: One Possible Answer (Spoiler) thegnome54 2006-01-28 23:54:02 re(2): Crushed or Powdered Herbs brianjn 2006-01-28 18:50:51 re: Crushed or Powdered Herbs owl 2006-01-28 12:29:08 Crushed or Powdered Herbs brianjn 2006-01-28 07:28:19 Alternate Solution Mindrod 2006-01-27 20:30:44 Divide and Spread brianjn 2006-01-27 17:27:00 re: A Solution (which is fairest?) Percy 2006-01-27 16:10:20 A Solution owl 2006-01-27 11:09:03 This solution works Steve Herman 2006-01-27 10:17:15 re(2): One Possible Answer (Spoiler), one possible problem Vernon Lewis 2006-01-27 08:31:06 re: One Possible Answer (Spoiler), one possible problem Hugo 2006-01-27 08:23:40 One Possible Answer (Spoiler) Vernon Lewis 2006-01-27 07:54:56
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