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How can you cut a pizza into 8 pieces with 3 straight cuts?
Well let's see. . . Step 1. cut the pizza in half. Step 2. place one half on top of the other half. Step 3. make a second cut to both halves at the same time leghtwise. Step 4. make a third cut perpendicular to the last cut. you end up with 8 pieces and you only made 3 cuts.
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Cut a pizza into 2 using one straight cut. Stack the pieces and make a straight cut: you now have2 2 = 4 pieces from 2 cuts. Stack these and make a straight cut: you now have… 2 3 = 8pieces from 3 cuts. Continue. After 7 cuts you can have 2 7 = 128 pieces. You can reduce the number of pieces to 29 if, after the fourth cut,you stack and cut only 11 pieces and thereafter cut just one eachtime. There are other options which give the same result.
What is the greatest number of pieces that can result from slicing a spherical orange with 3 straight cuts?
A pizza can be cut into eleven pieces with 4 straight cuts if an X is cut, then the rest of the pizza is cut starting from the right and working to the left in four straig…ht lines.
This is impossible for any convex shape, so one will need to exploit the non-convexity of a bagel. The first cut needs to be such that two u-shapes are left. This is achieved …best if the cutting plane is tilted with respect to the planes of symmetry of the bagel. Now, stack the two u-shapes and cut them both into three pieces using 1 cut, cutting of the 'legs' of the u's. Now we have 6 pieces and 1 cut to go, so stack all the pieces and cut right through to give 12 pieces in three cuts.
First Cut: 2 pieces Second Cut: Place the pieces vertically on top of each other and cut. Gives 4 pieces Third Cut: Again place vertically and cut. Gives 8 pieces
Firstly cut the cake in half horizontally. Then cut it into quarters vertically. Then cut it as if you were turning it into a sandwich cake
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How do you cut a pizza into 8 equal slices in three cuts without stacking the pizzas on top of each other?
Step 1) Cut (#1) vertically from south to north. Step 2) Cut (#2) horizontally from east to west. Step 3) Line quarter slices on a table all …'pointing' east, Step 4) Cut (#3) from west to east through each quarter in turn, in one motion,
This is a trick question. Normally if you wanted to cut a cake into 8 equal pieces you would do so with more than 3 cuts. However, it is possible to do it in 3 cuts if you hav…e a sufficiently long knife. By cutting the cake with two perpendicular cuts you can easily get 4 equal pieces. Then you rearrange these 4 pieces so that they are in a line, with all the pointy ends aligned in the same direction. Then you can cut all four pieces in half with one more cut. But it takes a long knife. Answer: Alternately two perpendicular cuts to make 4 equal pieces and a horizontal cut at the middle of the cake to make it into two equal layers each with 4 equal pieces. But if the cake has frosting on top, then the top pieces can't really be exactly equal to the bottom pieces which won't have frosting on top. Nonetheless, it's a good alternative. And not all cakes are frosted.
If you have a round cake, you make a horizontal and vertical cut, so you have 4 pieces. Then, you make a second little circle in the middle of the cake, so it makes 8 pi…eces.
This depends on whether the pie is thick or not - if you mean 4 cuts from the top downwards, then you can get nine, if you cut it right. Imagine a clock face. … cut 1 - from 1:00 to 5:00 cut 2 - from 11:00 to 7:00 cut 3 - from 10:00 to 2:00 cut 4 - from 8:00 to 4:00 Alternatively, with a thick pie you could make three top-downwards cuts to give six people and one through the middle of the pie, parallel to the plate, to divide each of those pieces in two - giving a total of 12 pieces. (This works when if you're dealing with 'cake' instead of 'pie'.)
The Rule for this would be: (n2 + n + 2)/2 so: (72 + 7 + 2)/2 =(49 + 7 + 2)/2 =(58)/2 =29 29 is the answer.
Make two cuts normally, then make the third cut along a line that crosses both of the first two cuts but does not pass through their intersection.
There really isn't a true way to cut pizza but it is traditonally cut through the center to the other side into equal pieces.
8 feet 6 inches = 102 inches. If the three pieces cut are equal in length then each would be (102/3) = 34 inches long (not accounting for material wasted in the cutting proces…s).