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Desert Gold Problem

Two men found a whole bag of sand gold (its not solid) treasure in the desert. Time came when they had to split thier ways and devide this whole bag. However, they dont have any kind of measuring equipment/tool. Nothing. Just 2 bags. (of course, one is full with sand gold)
How can they split it fairly so both parties agree on it and are happy about the split.

1. Put the empty bag in a half way into full bag. Pour the sand gold till both levels are same.

2. Shrinivas, yaar use some sand from desert too

3. Bill in Beebe, ArkansasMarch 24, 2011 at 7:27 PM

One man divides the sand as evenly as he can into the two bags. The other man chooses which bag he wants.

4. dude...they transfer half the gold frm one bag to another( roughly based on estimate as there is no measuring tool/equipment) & thn take a bag each. They both divided so none of thm actually know which is more or less. They think both hv the same amt. End of story. They part their ways.

5. They divide by checkin the weight...if, after transfer of half the gold frm one sack to the other, both sacks weigh the same...they hv the same amt of gold...assuming there is only gold in the sacks.

6. One person transfers the gold from bag1(which contains gold) to bag2(initially empty) using one of his hands...He will have a count of how many times the he used his hand to transfer the gold....i.e now he knows the unit of the gold by the count of his hand and lets say it N....then he transfers the gold from bag2 to bag1 for N/2 counts i.e half of the gold....the second person will be there for incharge....then each takes a bag.....

7. as an old classical division of cake, one gets to divide and other gets to select.

8. or take on bag full of sand, and mix it evenly with gold sand. and divide the mixture in two bags.

9. tie thhe 2 bags and balance then on ur finger

10. @Abhi is right...