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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:
--------
/ 1/
/ 2 / 3 /
/ / /
/ 4 / 5/ 6 /
| / / / |
7/ 8/ 9/10 /
/ / / /
/11/12/13/
/ / /
/14/15/
/ /
/16/
-----
]
The illustration shows how to make sixteen pieces. This can, of course,
be easily beaten.


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