Solved

Get 8 cake pieces

Posted on 2003-11-15
11
888 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-03
You have given a cake to cut into pieces. Condition is to get the 8 pieces of cake with 3 straight cuts.
0
Comment
Question by:mallesh_np
11 Comments
 
LVL 77

Expert Comment

by:peter57r
ID: 9753692
Cut across horizontally first.
Then cut vertically through two intersecting diameters.

Pete
0
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
MusicMan earned 125 total points
ID: 9753973
or

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.

0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:BillPowell
ID: 9755271
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
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:MusicMan
ID: 9756970
That'w what we said :)
0
 
LVL 62

Expert Comment

by:☠ MASQ ☠
ID: 9758733
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!
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:MusicMan
ID: 9762850
^ Sounds messy :)
0
 
LVL 100

Expert Comment

by:mlmcc
ID: 9793194
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
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:MusicMan
ID: 9795921
Now we've all cut the cake up - do we get a piece?
0
 
LVL 77

Expert Comment

by:peter57r
ID: 9796310
Well I'm going off to sulk!

Pete
0
 
LVL 77

Expert Comment

by:peter57r
ID: 9796324
MusicMan

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

Pete
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:MusicMan
ID: 9796338
Don't sulk - look here http://www.experts-exchange.com/Miscellaneous/Puzzles_Riddles/Q_20805005.html

Post as many quizzes as you want :)

MM
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Jar to measure 6 liters 10 1,392
Efficiency Calculation 11 472
How to simplify a polynomial divided by a natural number? 26 576
Measuring wave length of a tsunami. 6 607
Today it’s fairly well known that high-performing websites and applications bring in more visitors, higher SEO, and ultimately more sales. By the same token, downtime is disastrous for companies and can lead to major hits on a brand, reputation, an…
This article was initially published on Monitis Blog, you can read it here . When it comes to deciding which approach to website performance monitoring is best for your business, unfortunately, like so many options in life . . . it depends. In t…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …
Are you ready to implement Active Directory best practices without reading 300+ pages? You're in luck. In this webinar hosted by Skyport Systems, you gain insight into Microsoft's latest comprehensive guide, with tips on the best and easiest way…

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question