# John is trying to solve this problem for his son . Can you identify the problem?

It is really easy I believe. The answer is wherever you look Kinda my first attempt. Be kind and thanks for a great community

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My guess at the problem

What is the maximum number of slices you can get from a circular ̷c̷a̷k̷e̷ pie using five straight cuts? I notice a Pi symbol at the top right.

You didn't specify that the answer you gave (i.e. 16) is correct so I don't need to check the answer because you only asked for the problem.

EDIT

It is really easy I believe.

On researching this, I find that it refers to the lazy caterer's sequence. Of course a lazy person would not care about providing equal pieces - they would do it the really easy way.

Be kind and thanks for a great community

I am working on this. I believe it means, "Find a fair way of cutting the pie so everyone is satisfied." I'm guessing I'll find the general answer online somewhere. Not sure I'll be able to derive the answer myself in this lifetime!

The answer is wherever you look

No idea so far. I think the "answer" may be 16 but maybe the picture resulting from "being kind" will reveal something.

Kinda my first attempt

You were trying to divide the pie equally. Clearly this is an early attempt as you have failed badly.

• You are absolutely right. Could you generalize and more importantly connect all the clues in the puzzle with your answer? Commented Jul 24, 2020 at 5:50
• P.S. Searching online, I've discovered that this is an oldish problem so I may have to research it a bit to get further Commented Jul 24, 2020 at 10:24
• You are in the right direction with the pie thing. Did you read the comment that I wrote with the question? Commented Jul 27, 2020 at 4:59