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 Chocolate! (Posted on 2002-06-12)
I can't take credit for this. It was submitted to a quiz page on the CBC's (Canadian Broadcasting Co) website by Professor Maria Klawe of the Computer Science department at the University of British Columbia. But I thought our group would enjoy it.

Remember when a bar of plain milk chocolate was scored to allow you to break it evenly into smaller pieces?

What is the smallest number of breaks needed to divide a 4 by 8 chocolate bar into single squares, where each break splits any one of the pieces along an original horizontal or vertical line of the bar? Your answer should explain why your number is the smallest possible.

 See The Solution Submitted by TomM Rating: 3.6000 (10 votes)

 Subject Author Date answer K Sengupta 2007-05-15 04:25:54 can't i stack them? =) Amon 2005-05-05 00:46:46 re: bob is right (where did the other row go?) Charlie 2003-04-11 10:16:31 bob is right Jon 2003-04-11 08:36:23 re: About the hints Nick Reed 2002-06-12 23:07:36 Solution... Half-Mad 2002-06-12 20:14:18 About the hints TomM 2002-06-12 18:36:27 My solution bob 2002-06-12 10:35:12 re2: Also errr Nick Reed 2002-06-12 08:21:52 re: Also errr levik 2002-06-12 06:35:32 Also errr Nick Reed 2002-06-12 06:18:54 err.. Cheradenine 2002-06-12 05:52:11 'Helpful' Hints TomM 2002-06-12 04:25:01

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