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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(4): totally different solution | Comment 24 of 60 |
(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.

  Posted by thegnome54 on 2006-01-31 17:04:15

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