From
Pizza Cut, we know the formula for maximum partitioning (pieces) of the circle, given
n straight lines (cuts).
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 Determine the formula for the maximum number of pieces if you cut a crescent moon (think capital letter 'C') with n straight lines.
 Determine the formula for the maximum number of pieces of cheesecake (a cylinder) produced by n plane cuts.
(In reply to
I think this is right. by nikki)
nikki, I think you may be half right. Since part 1 mentions cutting
with straight lines, I'll assume the crescent moon means a 2D area
which can be divided with lines.
Part two however mentions a 3D Cylindar which can be divided
horizontally or at an infinite number of angles with plane cuts. One
horizontal cut through the center of you cheesecake will double your
answer.

Posted by bob909
on 20040826 03:57:26 