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Brain teaser: splitting revenue fairly.

Posted: Saturday, October 30th, 2010 at 10:24 amUpdated: Saturday, October 30th, 2010 at 10:24 am

While this brain teaser can be applied to more than programming, I think it’s a very nice one to sharpen our problem-solving solution required to do a good programming.

There were 2 people, A and B. They joined together to have a meal. Person A brought 3 loafs of bread. Person B brought 5 loafs of bread. When they’re about to start eating, Person C came and asked if he can join the meal and he did. The three of them ate equal proportion. In the end, Person C gave $8 to split between Person A and Person B.

Question is, how would you split the $8 so that Person A and Person B have their share fairly?

Wait … don’t turn the page if you don’t want the solution yet.

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