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How can you cut a cake into 8 equal pieces in 3 cuts

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Make 2 standard cuts, perpendicular to each other (leaves 4 slices). The 3rd cut is made on a horizontal plane, midway along the height of cake. However, if the cake has icing only on the exterior, the top 4 slices will have more icing than the bottom 4.....hardly "equal pieces"....

Mistermister on Oct 1, 2010
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Make 2 standard cuts, perpendicular to each other (leaves 4 slices). now stack the 4 slices on top of each other and cut the stack in half. Definitely a messy solution. ;)

Yash on Apr 7, 2013

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