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Interview Question

Program Manager Interview(Student Candidate) Seattle, WA

You have a cake. How many straight cuts do you need to

  divide the cake into 8 equal pieces?

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6 Answers


didn't expect this question, but I got the answer. You should think about it.

Interview Candidate on Sep 6, 2012

With 4 straight cuts through 0, 45, 90, and 135 degrees
You can cut the cake into 8 equal pieces

4 on Sep 6, 2012

It depends on the shape of the cake.

smart guy on Sep 12, 2012

First 0 degree
Second 90 degree
No I have 4 have equal parts.
Third From the Centre height wise. (Z-axis)
Now I have 8 equal parts.

Rizwan on Sep 16, 2012

^ Agreed. You can also think of it as stacking 'em up. Can be done in 3 cuts.

Ansewerer on Oct 21, 2012

3 straight cuts

Anonymous on Jul 7, 2015

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