party, where some people already had paid for the food, and
want to split ths cost afterwards, so that everyone is in the end
the same amount? Too lazy or too drunk to do the required math? You can
do it online here:
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Why this SPLITTING UP
THE BILL page?
have a group of friends, who have the habit to meet on the Weekend,
cook together and enjoy their time together. They enjoy really
elaborate cooking, steaming and baking, and in their house I have eaten
some of the best cakes in my life; however, good cooking means buying
good ingredients, and those people in this group who have time to do
so, go to various shops in order to buy the food which is necessary for
the cooking event. In the end, some people will have spent a lot (the
"caviar group"), some people just a little bit, and some people won't
have spent any money and just bring their working labor to the
party, and their happy face.
Being true believers in equality of mankind, they want to SPLIT UP THE
BILL afterwards, so that everyone would have paid in the end
the same amount of money. Those who bought expensive stuff, should
receive decent money for compensation; those who bought just a little
or nothing, should pay the others, all in a fair way.
is easy, you think? Well, I can tell you, that although everyone in
this group is highly intelligent and knows a lot of this our world,
higher mathemtics is not their daily bread, and in
particular, the calculation necessary for SPLITTING UP THE BILL page
seems to be overly difficult to them. So when I'm in their reach, I
have to do the math for them. After all, what was the point
that my mother had ensured that I
was studying of mathematics at the university?
one day, when I got a phone call again from one of the ladies in the
cooking group, asking to calculate the expenses, I said - and
was meant as a joke at that time: Wouldn't it be convenient for you to
have a website, where you just put in your names, and the amount of
money everyone had already spent, and on the push of a button, you are
told who has yet to pay how much and to whom?
A short moment of
silence followed, and then I learned that this carelessly uttered
remark of mine was not understood as a joke; it was taken at face
value. "This would be great", the lady said.
So I wrote this
page. First it was to be intended just to be used for this circle of
friends, but my wife said, that maybe other people on this huge planet
also could make use of it. Well, it is always wise to listen to your
wife, so here we go: Use this page, or don't, but make sure always that
you are having a great party time.