You face a room of very hungry people. A large pizza arrives and you are handed a knife and asked to cut the pizza into as many pieces as possible using just three straight cuts. Because the pizza is very hot you cannot move any of the pieces (e.g. stacking them on top of one another and then cutting). What is the maximum number of pieces that you can create using just three straight cuts?
If you have not tried to solve it, have a go now. For everyone else, the answer is after the break…
The maximum is 7….
Unless you have come up with a more sneaky solution! Did you?
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