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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 28 Mar '16 15:13
    We all know how to have two children share a pie such that neither can complain. One cuts it in half, and the other chooses the half s/he wants.

    Can this be done when there are three children?
  2. Subscriber joe shmo On Vacation
    Strange Egg
    28 Mar '16 19:17 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by JS357
    We all know how to have two children share a pie such that neither can complain. One cuts it in half, and the other chooses the half s/he wants.

    Can this be done when there are three children?
    Sure...cut the pie into thirds.
  3. 29 Mar '16 08:46
    I think this video touches on that subject. It's been a while since I watched it.

    YouTube
  4. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    01 Apr '16 22:05
    Originally posted by JS357
    We all know how to have two children share a pie such that neither can complain. One cuts it in half, and the other chooses the half s/he wants.

    Can this be done when there are three children?
    Cut the pie into FOUR
    Tell the three children if any complain they don't get a share of the last quarter.

    Repeat for the last quarter, cutting it into four pieces, etc. etc.

    Not only is this fair but the pie will last forever.
  5. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    03 Apr '16 19:02
    Originally posted by JS357
    We all know how to have two children share a pie such that neither can complain. One cuts it in half, and the other chooses the half s/he wants.

    Can this be done when there are three children?
    Cut it into 3.14 pieces
  6. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    05 Apr '16 10:35 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Cut it into 3.14 pieces
    Get 7 pies and share between 22.
  7. 05 Apr '16 14:52
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Get 7 pies and share between 22.
    You gonna cut up the kids? More like 22 pies shared among 7 kids.

    The idea is, each kid cuts one radius, in turn. Then to minimize complaints of fairness, which one should be the first, second, and third to take a piece? I think it's in the same order as they cut, to prevent an unfair alliance.