DailyDirt: Is It Really That Hard To Cut A Cake?

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Life is filled with small problems. Some more important than others. Mathematicians have attempted to solve some of these conundrums, and apparently one somewhat popular task is cutting things up. Here are just a few (useful?) examples of math applied to the task of cutting a cake. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: axiom of choice, banach-tarski paradox, cake, distribution problems, fairness, food, math, proofs

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    John Fenderson (profile), 30 Jun 2014 @ 8:33am

    Re: The cake cutting thing is BS.

    My preferred method of cake preservation is to press a piece of plastic wrap against the exposed surfaces. No drying out, and it's a lot less hassle than this cutting method.

    Also... who keeps a cake in the fridge?? Refrigerated cake is the worst.

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