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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
edited by Guest  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
edited by Guest  Jan 19, 2018
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JacobBernoulli  Jan 19, 2018

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