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Chocolate! (Posted on 2002-06-12) Difficulty: 2 of 5
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)

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  Subject Author Date
answerK Sengupta2007-05-15 04:25:54
can't i stack them? =)Amon2005-05-05 00:46:46
re: bob is right (where did the other row go?)Charlie2003-04-11 10:16:31
bob is rightJon2003-04-11 08:36:23
re: About the hintsNick Reed2002-06-12 23:07:36
Solution...Half-Mad2002-06-12 20:14:18
Some ThoughtsAbout the hintsTomM2002-06-12 18:36:27
My solutionbob2002-06-12 10:35:12
Questionre2: Also errrNick Reed2002-06-12 08:21:52
re: Also errrlevik2002-06-12 06:35:32
QuestionAlso errrNick Reed2002-06-12 06:18:54
err..Cheradenine2002-06-12 05:52:11
Hints/Tips'Helpful' HintsTomM2002-06-12 04:25:01
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