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Ready, actionů,CUT! (Posted on 2012-05-16) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Four math students ordered three pizzas: one large (55 cm diameter), one medium (44 cm diameter) and one small (33 cm diameter).
Upon delivery they decided to divide it fairly between them by cutting the pizzas into the fewest number of pieces.
Ignoring the toppings and assuming uniformity of thickness please provide a solution with less than 6 pieces.

See The Solution Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
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hands on | Comment 9 of 19 |
Pick up the small pizza and slap it on top of the medium so that you can see medium all around it.  Cut around the border of the small.

Carefully remove the small and repeat the maneuver with the large.

You're left with the original 33, two constructed 33s, an 11+22, and four content math students.

2 cuts, 5 pieces.  Messy but workable.



  Posted by xdog on 2012-05-17 00:24:15
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