# How can the cake be cut into eight pieces with only three straight cuts?

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posted Feb 13, 2014

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answer Feb 13, 2014

One cut from the east to west direction. (2 parts)
Second cut from north to south direction. (2 * 2 = total 4)
Third cut in the middle -> top to down direction. (4 * 2 = total 8)

answer Mar 10, 2014

One horizantal cut and two vertical cross cuts...............

answer Apr 25, 2014

cut the cake into 4 parts with longest diagonal.and lastly from the middle.......

answer Oct 20, 2015

Cut the cake into 4 pieces, stack the
pieces and cut along the middle.
Hence, eight pieces of cake!

answer Nov 23, 2015 by anonymous

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