With two straight cuts, we can divide a flat pancake into four pieces:

What is the fewest number of straight cuts that will divide a flat pancake into 16 pieces? (The pieces do not need to be the same shape or size.)

SmartMathMan
Jan 19, 2018

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This question was posted before....as I recall (and can draw), the answer was 5. (though I think it was a pizza last time!)

I believe CPhil answered it mathematically....

Here is a crude drawing:

ElectricPavlov
Jan 19, 2018

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Guest
Jan 19, 2018

#1**+1 **

Best Answer

This question was posted before....as I recall (and can draw), the answer was 5. (though I think it was a pizza last time!)

I believe CPhil answered it mathematically....

Here is a crude drawing:

ElectricPavlov
Jan 19, 2018

edited by
Guest
Jan 19, 2018

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This was answered by Hectictar and Ginger.

http://web2.0calc.com/questions/with-two-straight-cuts-we-can-divide-a-flat-pancake

JacobBernoulli
Jan 19, 2018