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What's the fairest system for allocating items amongst a group?

I have a task to do at work in the next few days that I would appreciate some advice on... I have a limited number of items (eg 6 of this one, 3 of that one etc) to share amongst a group of people. They have each given me a list of their preferences (1st, 2nd and 3rd preferences). What's the fairest system I can use to make sure that as many of them as possible are as happy as possible with what they receive? [more inside]
posted by monster max on Sep 13, 2014 - 9 answers

Weighted mean

Mathematics-filter: If there are seven funds with various charges, how can I work out the allocation to these funds of a fixed amount so that the weighted mean charge is below a certain level and the allocations are of similar sizes? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Dec 31, 2012 - 13 answers

Vacation disappeared from my pay slip, and I want it back

More than a week's vacation has disappeared from my pay statement, yet I've taken no vacation. HR claim a clerical error, but the pay statement hasn't been amended and is still available from our online system. How — if at all — do I get these vacation days back? [more inside]
posted by scruss on Mar 2, 2012 - 17 answers

This is making my head hurt.

Attention mathletes! Help me with some real-life algebra. [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Sep 13, 2011 - 17 answers

New Radio Frequency Uses

Recently the FCC auctioned off parts of the radio frequency spectrum that were freed up with the transition to digital TV. Can someone summarize exactly what happened and what those frequencies are being used for? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Dec 3, 2010 - 6 answers

How do you research the internal politics of US federal legislation and budget allocation?

Can someone explain internal politics to me in relation to passing legislation and appropriating funds in US government? [more inside]
posted by m_lazarus on Mar 2, 2010 - 6 answers

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