Divide the Cake

Puzzle • Mathematics

Max Score: 40


Consider a rectangular cake with a rectangular section (of any size or orientation) removed from it. Is it possible to divide the cake exactly in half with only one cut?

  • A) Only when the rectangular section passes through the centre
  • B) Only if the centre of both rectangles match
  • C) Only when rectangular section has axis parallel to the actual rectangle
  • D) Always possible