A screaming mass of humanity has gathered in the largest of the City’s plazas to buy and sell every kind of commodity.
Three men arguing over a pile of medallions draw your attention. “What seems to be the problem?” you ask them.
The oldest man sizes you up and decides to confide the problem. “It’s like this,” he says. “Our boss has given us this stack of 17 medallions to divide amongst ourselves and sell. But he promised me half, my friend here one-third, and our colleague, one-ninth. The medallions are worthless if broken, and we cannot decide how to divide them fairly. Can you help?”
Divide the medallions fairly by submitting a solution…