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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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 an easy solution | Comment 54 of 60 |
call them A,B,C. A divides the herb to 3 parts. the other shows a part they don't want and a takes the unchosen one (so A is happy as he thinks them equal. B and C are also happy as they didn't get what they didn't want). they put togather the two other parts divide the usual way.
 Posted by kolcak on 2006-04-12 17:27:29

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