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lindsayneedshelp
09-15-2005, 09:09 PM
Can someone please help me with this question, fast??? No one in my class or I can get it, and it's due tomorrow:

"You can cut a pizza into a maximum of seven pieces with only 3 straight cuts. What is the greatest number of pieces you can make with 6 straight cuts?"

We know that the maximum number is 22 pieces but none of us can find how to get it!!

Denis
09-15-2005, 11:17 PM
Cuts:pieces
0:1
1:2
2:4
3:7
4:11
5:16
6:22
7:29
8:37
and so on...
see the pattern?