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(3): totally different solution
by Ady TZIDON)
Ca marche pour du vrai, oui, mais la question ici, c'est
<<Comment est ce que tu peux faire pour que tout le monde
est contant>>, pas comme ca tout le monde n'a personne
d'autre a accuser que soi-meme.
Excuse my horrible grammar... That's supposed to say, "It's fine if
your solution works in real life, but the point here is to make
sure that "each was content that she had recieved at least one third of
the total.", not to make sure that if anyone got ripped off it was
their own fault.