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Posted by **Eh** on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 7:53pm.

s1 s2

Adam 30% 50%

Bob 32% 36%

Chad 30% 35%

a. Which of the three slices are fair shares to Adam?

b. Which of the three slices are fair shares to Bob?

c. Which of the three slices are fair shares to Chad?

- Math - Boo! -
**Steve**, Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 11:03amYou need to define what's "fair" here. None of the choices provides equal amounts to all three. Is any of them fair to anyone?

Maybe fairness depends on weight, or hunger, or social standing. This question is meaningless without an explanation of what's fair.

If by "fair" you mean which provides at least 1/3 of the cake to a person, then

#1 is "fair" only to whoever gets s2.

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