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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)

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A will divide the herbs in 2 halfs by eye .
B and C will chosse one each .
Now B & C will divide their halfs into 3 "equal" parts .
A will now choose one part from each of B and C .

Once A is done ...this now reduces to 2 people problem which is solved .

 Posted by avijit on 2006-02-07 07:12:23

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