# Breaking Chocolate Bars

Puzzle • Mathematics

Max Score: 40

Easy

You have a bar of chocolate that consists of n x m square blocks.

If you can only break one piece at a time, how many breaks are necessary to break the original `n x m`

piece into `n*m`

`1 x 1`

pieces?

How many are sufficient?

- A) N*M - 1, N*M - 1

- B) N*M / 2, N*M - 1

- C) N*M - 1, N*M / 2

- D) N*M / 2, N*M / 2

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