Due March 21

This problem can be solved by trial and error. We consider this to be a medium problem, worth 15 points. Send answers and questions to mathstat@uoguelph.ca

The largest number of pieces a circle can be cut into with four lines is eleven, an example of which appears above. Find ways to cut a circle into 8, 9, and 10 pieces. Clincking on the above image will enlarge it.

Send your answer to mathstat@uoguelph.ca

Back to Problems