|12-19-2012, 03:33 AM||#1|
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Free till 20 Dec: "But I only got the soup! Thoughts on splitting the bill fairly"
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But I only got the soup! Thoughts on splitting the bill fairly
by Presh Talwalkar
It's those dreaded words. "We're going to split the bill."
The person divides the total bill evenly into everyone. You end up paying $60 for a group dinner even though you only ordered the soup. It is just not fair. Someone should do something about it.
This ebook was inspired by that anger, that frustration, that there must be a better way.
In 2008, I wrote an article on my blog about the problem of splitting the bill. I offered a brief economic analysis of the common ways people split the bill and suggested what I considered to be an optimal solution. The article was popular, getting mentions in LifeHacker, Slashdot, and the Discovery Magazine blog Cosmic Variance.
But far from solving the problem, the article opened my eyes to world of issues I had never considered. This ebook contains my thoughts on the fair way to split the bill, including:
--the reason why arguments arise
--a proposed solution for parties
--an email template for invitations
--other ways to split the bill, besides evenly
--mental math for how to calculate tips
--how to split the bill with pre-paid vouchers (like Groupons)
--a mathematical paradox of when it can be impossible to split hte bill
If you've ever been annoyed by an unfair dining experience, you'll want to read this ebook.
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