In your bag you find a piece of paper with a size of 5 x 5.

You want to make it a 6 x 4 but you may only make 1 continuous cut and reposition the pieces.

You are not allowed to bend or twist the paper.

Piece of paper

How will you cut the paper to make it a 6 x 4?

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling, and good question! $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Mar 6, 2020 at 22:28

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I believe this cut should work:

image from original post with zigzag cut

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    $\begingroup$ Lightning quick. Great visual too. $\endgroup$
    – anodyne
    Mar 6, 2020 at 22:32
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    $\begingroup$ Indeed it works, nice job! $\endgroup$
    – user66045
    Mar 6, 2020 at 22:37

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