# what is the proper way to split this?

• May 19th 2008, 09:05 PM
Solan
what is the proper way to split this?
if 2 people split a drink, there is one drink and 2 glasses, in order to be fair, one pours and the other chooses

how to do it for a 3-some?
• May 19th 2008, 09:16 PM
Jhevon
Quote:

Originally Posted by Solan
if 2 people split a drink, one pours and the other chooses

how to do it for a 3-some?

• May 20th 2008, 12:40 PM
masters
Quote:

Originally Posted by Solan
if 2 people split a drink, there is one drink and 2 glasses, in order to be fair, one pours and the other chooses

how to do it for a 3-some?

Sounds kinky to me.
• May 20th 2008, 02:01 PM
Plato
This is actually a very famous problem in fair division theory!
Say that the three are A, B, & C.
Allow A to pour a portion of the bottle into a glass.
Now B has the option to decrease the amount by pouring some from that glass into another glass.
BUT B has no obligation to do so, B may pass.
Now C is given the same two options.
The last person to touch the first glass gets the glass.

Now we have a partial bottle or a partial glass.
Now you are back to a two person fair division.
Let them divide the remains.
• May 21st 2008, 05:12 AM
masters
Sounds like something John Nash would be interested in.