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How do you cut a pizza into absolutely fair shares? Back in the 1950s, hungry mathematicians were already trying find a creative solution to this problem – and came up with the pizza theorem. Put simply: If you cut right across a pizza four times from a given point at an angle of 45° degrees, you will get eight pieces of different sizes, but there will still always be two pieces each of exactly the same size. Try it out. It’s only fair!

Fair

The conventional way: Cut across the center and all of the pieces will be identical. How boring!

Fair

Oops, here’s a tricky one, to be sure, but the halves are still clearly recognizable to the naked eye.

Fair

Fascinating. You have to move the pieces around to get the desired result.

Unfair

Don’t be bamboozled! Someone’s trying to sell you short with six pieces.

Unfair

Watch out! What we have here is a selfish slicer. If you aren’t the most assertive person in the world, you won’t get half of this pizza.

Unfair

Wrong number! Five cuts across a pizza is one too many. This is unfair sharing.

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