# MUFFIN WEBSITE! Maintained by William Gasarch

## Alan Frank proposed *The Muffin Problem* in a private math newgroups in about 2011. In 2016 Bill Gasarch saw it in a pamphlet at *Gathering for Gardners*. A book on it, by William Gasarch, Erik Metz, Jacob Prinz, Daniel Smolyak is in the works.

## This website is a companion to the book. It has several talks on *The Muffin Problem* which will serve as a good introduction, several documents of material that is not in the book, and programs written to hep solve the problem,

# Talks on *The Muffin Problem*

## Talk that includes that answer exists, is rational, and computable muffintalkLPIP.pdf

# Documents that were not included in The Muffin Book

## Ken Tan's paper on when the number of students is 3,4,…,9. kentan.pdf

## Erik Metz's Proof that if m>s then there is always a division with smallest piece at least 1/3: onethirda.pdf

## Erik Metz's Proof that, for fixed s large m, the problem is very easy. ufca.pdf

## The Train Method: IN PROGRESS

# Acknowledgements ack.pdf