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 Can you cut a cake fairly to solve this middle school math problem? Losty Her Royal Kittencornz the Queen Religious Views: Pastafarian Posts: 24803 Threads: 168 Joined: 24th March 2014 Reputation: 151 RE: Can you cut a cake fairly to solve this middle school math problem? 22nd September 2016, 14:30 (14th August 2016, 15:57)mh.brewer Wrote: (14th August 2016, 12:50)Whateverist Wrote: Exactamundo.  But to elaborate Of course every one of the triangles have the same height regardless of where their base may be.  For those which straddle a corner, each can be dissected into two triangles with a common height whose bases sum to the same as the other.  So for a square with side length = 20, the base of each triangle must be 4(20)/5 = 16  and the combined sides of a piece which includes a corner, like your red one, where 12 + 4 = 16.  Since the height of both triangles remains 8, the combined area of the two triangles would be 12(8)/2 + 4(8)/2 which can be rewritten as (12 + 8)(8)/2. If that's what Losty has to do, none of you are getting equal portions of cake. Apologies Losty. Mathing is a sin anyway so I'm not offended. I figured we'd find something more fun to do than cutting a cake Spring is always false hope Promises of new life Spring tells her that she's beautiful He's insincere and full of lies vorlon13 Moderator Religious Views: agnostic 12 stepper Posts: 20203 Threads: 145 Joined: 18th April 2014 Reputation: 64 RE: Can you cut a cake fairly to solve this middle school math problem? 22nd September 2016, 17:54 (This post was last modified: 22nd September 2016, 17:54 by vorlon13. ) Dress up and go out tonight ?? If any email controversy impacted the election, it wasn't Russian hacking of the DNC and  John Podesta's email, it was Hillary Clinton's decision to have her own email server and the subsequent FBI investigation which raised all the same  questions  Hillary Clinton has justifiably faced for decades about her trustworthiness and honesty. « Next Oldest | Next Newest »

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