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uart
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Jan5-10, 09:42 AM
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Quote Quote by cheesemonkey View Post
You have 6 dollars. You want to split the money amongst half a friend. Yeah, I know, it's gross, but let's just say you're a creepy serial killer guy. How much does the half-friend get? 6/0.5 is 12, but the half-friend can't possibly get 12 dollars; you don't even have that much.
WRONG.

The amount per friend is 6/n, where "n" is the number of friends. So yes that's $12 per friend when n=1/2, so your 1/2 a friend gets 12 * 1/2 = $6, (amount per friend times number of friends).

So ummm, what's the problem?