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Answer to "the pirate's treasure"

Buck O'Neer's method:
He laid out his treasure before his three daughters and asked his first daughter Unna to divide it into three portions that she considered to be of equal value and preference.
He then asked his second daughter Dua to take one of the portions for herself.
His third daughter Tria was then asked to combine the remaining treasure and divide it into two portions that she considered to be of equal value and preference.  
The first daughter Unna was then asked to take one of the portions for herself and the remaining portion went to Tria. Everyone was happy with their choice.    

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