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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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Cooks A, B and C.

A with approval from B cut one third of herb and offer to C.

C can accept it or reject.This has to be accepted by A if it comes back.

The rest of the herb is divided among the remaining cooks based on earlier method.

 Posted by Manoj Gupta on 2006-03-16 12:19:20

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