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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)

 No Solution Yet Submitted by Sir Percivale Rating: 4.1000 (10 votes)

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 re(3): totally different solution | Comment 23 of 60 |
(In reply to re(2): totally different solution by owl)

You argue about speed - ok, slow down.
You don't like it - chacun  à son goût

However, it worked in reality in much more complicated version

 Posted by Ady TZIDON on 2006-01-30 02:14:07

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