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# AmayaHollidaysPOW#5

ProblemStatement:
ofslices.Theslicesdonthavetobethesamesize.Youshouldstartbyfinding
maximumnumberofpieceswith4cutsfirst.Then,workyourwayuptofindthe
youfound.

Process:
IstartedoutbydrawingacircletorepresentapiethenIdrew4lines(numberofcuts)
canmakean11piecespiewithfourlines.Iwasconfidentthat11wasthemostpieces
bethemaximumnumberofpieces.Inoticedthattherewasapattern.Thepatternisthe
numberofcutsplusthemaximumpiecesoftheonebeforeit.Forexample,2plus2is
4.(Allofthisdatacanbeviewedonmyscratchpaper.)

Solution:

Numberofcuts

MaximumNumberofPieces

11

16

22

29

37

46

10

56

ThepatternIfoundis
thenumberofcutsplusthemaximumpiecesoftheonebeforeit.

Tofindthemaximumnumberofpiecesfor10cutsyouwouldget56becausethe
maximumnumberofpiecesfromtheoneaboveit,46,plus10is56.Iusedthispattern
theoneaboveit,22youget29.Ithinkthispatternoccursbecausetofindthe
maximumnumberofpieceswithacertainamountofcutsyouknowitwillbeatleastthe
maximumnumberofpiecesfromtheonebeforeitandthenthemorelinesyouhavethe
equalyourmaximumnumberofpiecesforthatamountofcuts.

Evaluation:
IenjoyedthisPOWbecauseitwentwithaholidaytheme.Ithinkitwastheperfect
challengelevel.IalsoenjoyedthisPOWbecausetheinandouttablewentwiththe
unitwearestudying.IfIweregoingtodothisagainIwouldtrytousearulerwhen
makingmylinesbecausetheycouldhavebeenmoreaccurate.