Pizza and Sharing

As a Christian I'm deeply committed to fairness and sharing.

So when you go to a pizza place and the waiter cuts the pizza off-center how can you be sure people sharing the pizza will get the same amount?

Cuts down the center seem fairly simple to handle, but off-center cuts create snarly moral dilemmas.

Visually, the problem is obvious:

Well, thanks to an article Mel sent me, mathematicians are all over this problem. In fact, two mathematicians have recently cracked the problem, proving a general procedure for any number (even or odd) of off-center cuts. If you are a nerd like me you'll love the article.

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