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)
(In reply to re: Crushed or Powdered Herbs
Quote from owl:
And with the probabilistic step, we now have to decide how willingness to gamble fits into being "reasonable".
Declare me 'unreasonable' if you like, but I'm only trying to
fit out a solution for Sir Percival's kitchen staff, or is he favouring
a range of seaside taverns? 'Them wenches can be mighty bitter!'
Posted by brianjn
on 2006-01-29 07:57:08