Solution to Puzzle #28: Cake Cutting

I got a relatively muted response to this puzzle, but some very interesting answers among them. Specifically, I want to congratulate Mayuri+Mehul, as well as Tishyaa for very innovative answers. Jyotsana Dube also sent a correct answer, but not universally applicable to all cuts of the smaller rectangle.

The original intent of the question was a little different than the answers I received. I have recorded the answer on the following link – would strongly encourage parents to show the video to children, as it teaches the kids an important property of a rectangle.

http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/solution-to-puzzle-28/9975808/?s=CZ5ehg&ref=link

Hope you enjoyed the puzzle!

 

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