Briefly

The swag cast between 2

The swag cast between 2

Two thieves from the Ali Baba band found a treasure that contained a large amount of gold coins and jewels and decided to distribute it equally between the two without reporting the discovery to the head of the band.

The problem was that they could not agree with the cast, since both had different opinions when assessing the pieces found.

Can you think of a way to distribute the loot that leaves both satisfied?

Solution

Since they both value objects differently, one way of distributing the spoils that would satisfy both thieves would be that one of them divided the treasure into two parts that he considered equal. The other thief would then choose one of the parties and the first thief would have no reason to complain since it was he who made an equitable division.