Food and the Theory of Probability
The United States Navy has found by experience that the proper amount of food to prepare per man for a mess of N men is not a linear function of N. As this is not in accord with what one might expect at first sight, it was thought worthwhile to consider the problem from the standpoint of the theory of probability. The Navy Cook Book 1 says
KeywordsProper Amount Mess Size Mess Space Cartesian Axis Fractional Decrease
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