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Proof without Words: Dividing a Frosted Cake
by Nicholaus Sanford (University of Colorado)This article originally appeared in:
Subject classification(s): Geometry and Topology | Geometric Proof
The author presents a visual solution to the problem of dividing a frosted cake so that each person gets an equal amount of cake and of frosting.
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