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If you want an even-sized pieces, you can make a 7-slice pizza. Otherwise, the maximum is 22. (.5x^2 + .5x + 1 is the formula to determine the maximum number of slices if you use "x" cuts.) If you want even-sized slices, you can make a 7-slice pizza. Otherwise, the maximum number of slices is 22. (.5x^2 + .5x + 1 is the formula to determine the maximum number of slices if you use "x" cuts.)
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Answer 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.
the answer is twelve pieces
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.
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.
If you have a normal cake What is the maximum number of pieces you can make with only 4 straight cuts?
You would have 8 pieces of cake. A: I can make ten pieces.
Cut two of them in half.
First you cut the pizza into 4 pieces using two cuts in the obvious way. then you stack all four pieces and cut the pile in half to give you 8 pieces in three cuts. Then you s…tack 3 of your pieces and cut them in half to finally give 11 pieces in 4 cuts.
2n or 2 x n because if you cut it one time it will be two slices (1 x 2) it you cut it two times it will be four slices (2 x 2) ''---------------- I am afraid that's not… correct. Based on the above for 3 cuts, n=3 and number of slices would be 3x2=6, which is not the correct answer. If the the third cut intersects both the previous cuts at dfifferent points, you would get 7 slices. And if you make a fourth cut in such a way that it intersects previous cuts at different points, you would get 11 slices. (Now slices may be crumb sized, that is a different matter, but mathematically that is the max slices you could make!!) In general, maximum number of slices with n cuts would be (n^2 + n + 2)/2
dont think so 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. mak…e a third cut perpendicular to the last cut. you end up with 8 pieces and you only made 3 cuts. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_can_you_cut_a_pizza_into_8_pieces_with_3_straight_cuts#ixzz1DyfEXK5J
you can cut two horizontal cuts and one vertical cuts it'll create two columns of three slices now, with the last two cuts run a cut that splits at least four current slices m…aking ten slices total and your last cut should split 5 current slices making 15 total i wish i could show you but it'll give you 15 slices
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.
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.
One horizontal cut, one vertical cut (north-south), one vertical cut (east-west). That will get you 8 pieces.