Never thought there would actually be a mathematical answer to this, but....

for those who've always wanted to know how you can fairly divide a sandwich between three persons!

The first link is the question and the second provides the answer.

http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/637728/splitting-a-sandwich-and-not-feeling-deceived read more ..

for those who've always wanted to know how you can fairly divide a sandwich between three persons!

The first link is the question and the second provides the answer.

http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/637728/splitting-a-sandwich-and-not-feeling-deceived read more ..

reinout-g
Mar 5, 2014

#1**+10 **

We can solve it in this way

$$\begin{array}{lcl}

9^x 3^4 = 3^{10}\\

(3^2)^x 3^4 = 3^{10}\\

3^{2x} 3^4 = 3^{10}\\

3^{2x+4} = 3^{10}\\

2x+4 = 10\\

2x = 6\\

x = 3\\

\end{array}$$

If you're unsure about some of the rules I applied, look at this page http://www.rapidtables.com/math/number/exponent.htm.

Reinout

reinout-gMar 25, 2015