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## THE POTATO PUZZLE.

(

Various Dissection Puzzles)

Take a circular slice of potato, place it on the table, and see into how

large a number of pieces you can divide it with six cuts of a knife. Of

course you must not readjust the pieces or pile them after a cut. What

is the greatest number of pieces you can make?

[Illustration:

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/ 1/

/ 2 / 3 /

/ / /

/ 4 / 5/ 6 /

| / / / |

7/ 8/ 9/10 /

/ / / /

/11/12/13/

/ / /

/14/15/

/ /

/16/

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]

The illustration shows how to make sixteen pieces. This can, of course,

be easily beaten.

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