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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)

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re(3): Divide and Spread | Comment 25 of 60 |
(In reply to re(2): Divide and Spread by brianjn)

Heh? *confused* Yeah....

I didn't quite grasp the majority of that (sorry I can be a bit daft) but it seems to me that you think having crushed or powdered herbs would disprove my complaint... not really, B and C could still be given tiny amounts of the herb. And I believe I can smile, contrary to popular aussi gnome belief. *still confused*

  Posted by thegnome54 on 2006-01-31 17:09:24

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