You have a birthday cake and have exactly 3 cuts to cut it into 8 equal pieces. How do you do it?
1.cut a cake in two halves 2.place one piece over the other.again cut it as two halves, therefore 4 pieces. 3. again place the pieces one over the other, like a builing, again cut it as two halves, so totally we have 8 pieces within 3 cuts.
Cut #2 – Across the center of the cake (horizontally) leaving four equal slices. Cut #3 – Through the middle edge of the cake slicing all four of the pieces in equal halves, leaving eight equal slices (four equal tops and four equal bottoms). Cut #1 – Down the center of the cake (vertically) leaving two equal halves.