Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Equal Division of Cake with Rectangular Piece Removed


Problem:
You are given a rectangular cake with a rectangular piece removed.
The piece removed can be any size or orientation.
How will you cut the remaining cake into two equal halves with one straight cut.

Answer:

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Solution: Now if you want a witty answer, just cut the cake at its width. ie. Look the cake fro its side. Lets say cake is 10 cm thick, cut it from 5ck thickness mark
:)
There is one more answer for Pure mathmaticians.
Anyone??

2 comments:

  1. Join the midpoints of first square and the removed part then extrapolate that line. Then cut the cake on this line then it is divided equally..

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  2. Sairam has given a correct reply :)

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