mercoledì 5 aprile 2017

To Divide the Rent, Start With a Triangle ALBERT SUN

To Divide the Rent, Start With a Triangle
Citation (APA): SUN, A. (2014). To Divide the Rent, Start With a Triangle [Kindle Android version]. Retrieved from

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To Divide the Rent, Start With a Triangle By ALBERT SUN
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Last year, two friends and I moved into a small three-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. We chose it for its relatively reasonable price— around $ 3,000 a month— and its convenient location. Just finding it was a challenge, but then we faced another one: deciding who would get each bedroom.
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a field of academics is dedicated to studying the subject of fair division,
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how to divide good and bad things fairly among groups
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none of the typical methods are satisfactory.
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The problem is that individuals evaluate a room differently. I care a lot about natural light, but not everyone does. Is it worth not having a closet? Or one might care more about the shape of the room, or its proximity to the bathroom.
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division of rent based on square feet or any fixed list of elements can’t take every individual preference into account.
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a paper by Francis Su,
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German mathematician Emanuel Sperner. It is called Sperner’s lemma.
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another problem
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group has to divide a theoretical cake
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traces back to Solomon and the baby.
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both the Bible and the Talmud have examples.
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The procedures have been used to divide such things as Germany after World War II, deep-sea mining rights, and property after a divorce or death.
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Ariel D. Procaccia,
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has been working on a website, Spliddit,
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things like the order of names of co-authors on a scientific paper or prized possessions in a divorce.
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To find a solution accurate to the dollar requires only a finite number of steps.
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the solution is “envy free,”
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No one will want to swap his room and price for someone else’s.
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Part of the beauty of the approach is that you don’t have to come up with numbers yourself. All it requires is that at each step you pick which room you like best based on the prices assigned
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