Decision Support Puzzles for Applied Mathematicians
Itís your birthday. Four of your closest friends are with you to help you celebrate. Unfortunately, as a joke, one of your friends has cut the cake into fifteen different pieces each of varying sizes. The weights of the slices are as follows (in grams): 18, 48, 19, 59, 46, 72, 67, 57, 49, 80, 50, 69, 10, 48, and 83.
Question: How can you pass out all of the slices of cake so that everyone gets an equal amount among the five of you?
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15th, 2016. The winner, chosen randomly from correct answers, will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Past questions and answers can be found at puzzlor.com.