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mathematical cake cutting 1 Efficient Cake Cutting Techniques

A video about the most mathematically perfect way to cut a cake has been making the rounds lately. It’s very informative and worth a watch, if you haven’t seen it already.

Even though the math seems to check out, and the logic behind this method of preserving a cake’s freshness for as long as possible is totally sound, there is a potential oversight this video fails to point out, which is that dental floss is the best way to cut a cake evenly (without cutting yourself!). Luckily, Instructables member amalkham comes to the rescue with this tutorial illustrating the virtues of dental floss cake cutting.

cake dental floss Efficient Cake Cutting Techniques

Of course, there is a glaring omission in all this talk of cake cutting efficiency, which is just to eat the whole cake in one piece all at once.

mathematical cake 1 Efficient Cake Cutting Techniques

mathematical cake 2 Efficient Cake Cutting Techniques

[via A.V. Club and Much Music]

Andrew Salomone

Artist, writer, and teacher who makes work about popular culture, technology, and traditional craft processes.

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