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 Pizza Cutter (Posted on 2005-02-04)
You have a special eight-bladed pizza cutter. All you do is pick a point on the pizza, and the device cuts out eight straight lines from that point to the circumference of the pizza, separated by equal 45 degree angles.

You and your friend just bought a pizza and would like to have four slices of pizza each. Your friend tells you that you can make the cut using your device, using any center point you would like. After the cuts have been made, the two of you will eat alternate slices (so that nobody eats two adjacent slices).

How much of the pizza can you end up with?

 See The Solution Submitted by David Shin Rating: 3.6667 (3 votes)

 Subject Author Date Answer K Sengupta 2008-03-03 11:00:26 re(3): thoughts -- Somewhat messy solution Richard 2005-02-09 18:21:00 re(2): thoughts -- Somewhat messy solution Richard 2005-02-09 05:51:47 wrong solution sagar 2005-02-06 08:34:29 solution sagar 2005-02-06 06:04:15 re: thoughts Richard 2005-02-06 01:14:54 1/2 much less doubtful Richard 2005-02-05 07:49:32 thoughts Charlie 2005-02-05 02:37:54 1/2 Doubtful Richard 2005-02-04 22:32:13 (Partial) Solution Eric 2005-02-04 20:59:00 Conjecture Jer 2005-02-04 18:19:17

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