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awarded  Autobiographer
Jan
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comment Splitting a sandwich and not feeling deceived
The point is that when cutting in two, only the cutter loses out if they screw up. In your algorithm, the cutter and one other person lose out, so that other person will "feel deceived".
Jan
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comment Splitting a sandwich and not feeling deceived
By accident. Cutting three equal pieces of something is not that easy.
Jan
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comment Splitting a sandwich and not feeling deceived
"until they ate a third of the mess." How do you decide when that happens?
Jan
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comment Splitting a sandwich and not feeling deceived
If the first person makes one large piece and two small ones, then the person who picks the large piece will be envied by the person who picks the smaller.
Jan
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comment Splitting a sandwich and not feeling deceived
That's true, but realistically, context outside the game is likely. Sitting a husband far from his wife would be an obvious precaution, for instance.
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answered Splitting a sandwich and not feeling deceived
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answered What is information theoretic entropy and its physical significance?