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You have given a cake to cut into pieces. Condition is to get the 8 pieces of cake with 3 straight cuts.
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by:peter57r
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Cut across horizontally first.
Then cut vertically through two intersecting diameters.

Pete
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Cut the cake into quarters using 2 vertical cuts to give you 4 pieces
then slice the cake through the middle using 1 horizontal cut giving you 8 pieces.

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by:BillPowell
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Looking from the top make two cuts:
     One vertical
     One horizontal

Looking at the cake in profile:
     One cut straight through the cake, halfway between the top and bottom

This gives 8 pieces

Bill
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by:MusicMan
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That'w what we said :)
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by:☠ MASQ ☠
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Or with three vertical cuts...

Cut the cake in two through it's diameter to give two halves
put the halves on top of each other and  second cut goes through them to give quarters
Stack the quarters and do the same with your third cut to get 8 equal portions.

No good if you want jam on them though!
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by:MusicMan
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^ Sounds messy :)
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by:mlmcc
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Or without stacking

A big knife is needed

Cut the cake in half (North to South)
Cut the halves in half (West to East)
Line the four pices up and cut them in half

mlmcc
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by:MusicMan
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Now we've all cut the cake up - do we get a piece?
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by:peter57r
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Well I'm going off to sulk!

Pete
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by:peter57r
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MusicMan

I enjoyed your cryptic Pop Artists quiz.
Would you be OK with it  if I posted further quizzes of that type?

Pete
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by:MusicMan
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Don't sulk - look here http://www.experts-exchange.com/Miscellaneous/Puzzles_Riddles/Q_20805005.html

Post as many quizzes as you want :)

MM
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