Method of Markers

The applet below is an illustration for the Method of Markers - one of the methods of the so called fair division. The method of markers applies to the situation where the large number of goods of a compatible value must be distributed among a relatively small number of "players". The instructions for using the applet are available on a separate page and can also be read under the first tab directly in the applet.

This applet requires Sun's Java VM 2 which your browser may perceive as a popup. Which it is not. If you want to see the applet work, visit Sun's website at, download and install Java VM and enjoy the applet.

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(This applet was created to accompany Excursions in Modern Mathematics, Seventh Edition, by Peter Tannenbaum © Pearson Education. Reproduced with permission. A previous version of the applet is still available online.)

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