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?

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- May 19th 2008, 10:05 PMSolanwhat 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, 10:16 PMJhevon
- May 20th 2008, 01:40 PMmasters
- May 20th 2008, 03:01 PMPlato
**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, 06:12 AMmasters
Sounds like something John Nash would be interested in.