Can you solve it? Do you cut cake correctly?

A bake off for the brain

Hi guzzlers

To celebrate my birthday this week I thought Id serve up three cake-based puzzles. Ent-icing! No soggy cerebellums please. Ready. Steady. THINK

1.You have a square cake, and four friends. How do you divide the cake into five slices of equal size? Each slice must be slice-like, meaning that the knife cuts vertically through the cake and the tip of each slice is at the centre of the cake. You have no ruler or tape measure, but you can use the horizontal grid here.


2. You have a rectangular cake, and two friends. One of your friends (the annoying one) just cut herself a rectangular slice, as below. With a single cut, show how to divide whats left into two portions of equal size.

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