How can you cut a doughnut into 8 equal pieces with only three cuts
of a knife?
The large rectangle is divided into a series of smaller
quadrilaterals and triangles. Can you untangle what fractional part
is represented by each of the ten numbered shapes?
Annie cut this numbered cake into 3 pieces with 3 cuts so that the
numbers on each piece added to the same total. Where were the cuts
and what fraction of the whole cake was each piece?
We had several good solutions to this
problem. They came from Cong who goes to St Peter's RC Primary,
Aberdeen; Terence from Brumby Engineering College and Ben at
Cong coloured the first image:
Cong then sent in a new version of the large
He goes on to say: