Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Happy Birthday, Kyle!
With 3 straight cuts through a cylindrical cake, make 8 equal-sized slices.
There are two solutions.
(Hint: you are allowed to move some or all of the cake)
Both solutions involve making two normal vertical cuts to make quarters. For the third cut, one way is to hold the knife parallel to the ground and cut the cake into top and bottom halves. However this results in some people not getting any frosting. The alternative is to rearrange the quarters - either stack them on top of each other, or line them up in one long line - so that you can cut through all of them with one more long vertical cut.
Posted by Charlie Guthrie at 12:17 PM