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Dividing the 'erb. (Posted on 2006-01-27) Difficulty: 3 of 5
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)

No Solution Yet Submitted by Sir Percivale    
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re(2): Divide and Spread | Comment 15 of 60 |
(In reply to re: Divide and Spread by thegnome54)

Oops!

No!  "Oops!" was  meant to be there for my readdress.

But "Oops!" would seem to be a waste of my time.

Are garden gnomes capable of smiling? I think those in Aussie gardens generally scowl?

Can this gnome accept that the cooks who serve Sir Percival will be purchasing a ground or crushed form from a local merchant, like a baker?

The baker will not have time to mess with idiocyncracies of splitting "unit" for groutchy cooks.



  Posted by brianjn on 2006-01-29 07:34:52

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