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The Bun Problem (Posted on 2004-05-07) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Here is a good shape problem I heard about recently:

There are 3 buns with sprinkles on the top that 4 people want to share. The buns have a radius of 3 inches, 4 inches and 5 inches, and although the people know where the center of each bun is, they don't know anything else about the buns, and all they have is a knife to divide the buns.

What is the fewest number of pieces required to let each person have the same area of bun? (Note that each cut must be from top to bottom; horizontal cuts would result in uneven sprinkle distribution. The cuts don't need to be straight.)

See The Solution Submitted by Gamer    
Rating: 2.0000 (5 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
SolutionBELATEDLY late: - Solution posted pipped me at the Postbrianjn2004-06-14 03:27:31
a solution, hopefullykiki2004-06-12 13:11:41
bun problemanne jackson2004-05-29 15:14:32
re: Bun problemSilverKnight2004-05-28 13:11:17
Bun problemDavid2004-05-28 13:00:04
Ah CrumbsShane2004-05-28 10:13:11
re: possible solutionrick rodine2004-05-17 22:17:06
An Asidebrianjn2004-05-17 01:52:27
A 'Carefully' Measured Solution.brianjn2004-05-16 04:34:06
The Problem with Sprinkling SpheresJer2004-05-10 10:24:45
re: Measure?brianjn2004-05-09 23:54:22
re: Measure?Larry2004-05-09 11:35:00
Measure?Gamer2004-05-08 22:23:01
re: r^2 or r^3?Larry2004-05-08 08:36:56
r^2 or r^3?ronen2004-05-08 06:36:58
re(2): another thoughtbrianjn2004-05-08 00:36:32
Er, Pieces .. NOT .. cuts!!brianjn2004-05-08 00:29:48
re: another thoughtLarry2004-05-07 23:15:02
re(2): Less than three:Gamer2004-05-07 21:21:03
re: Less than three:ThoughtProvoker2004-05-07 19:45:33
Less than three:Gamer2004-05-07 19:14:35
Variation:Gamer2004-05-07 19:06:32
re: Three cutsThoughtProvoker2004-05-07 18:06:20
SolutionThree cutsMatt Sicking2004-05-07 17:45:38
Some Thoughtsanother thoughtThoughtProvoker2004-05-07 16:34:46
Solutionpossible solutionThoughtProvoker2004-05-07 16:04:47
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