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Pamella Jade S. Martinez III-St.

Ignatius

Math 2nd Grading Project Ms. Eden U. Ferrer

1. Can you cut this pie into eight pieces by making only three cuts? You are not permitted to cut the pie in half and then put one half on top of the other before making the next cut; nor are you allowed to cut in layers.

Answer: First, make a circular cut within the pie, then two cuts across--as shown. Nothing was said about cutting into equal pieces.

2. A triangle of ten pennies points away from you. Moving only three pennies, make the triangle point toward you.
1 2 4 7 8 5 9 3 6
10

Answer: Move 7 to left of 2; 10 to left of 3; then below and between 8 and 9.

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Pamella Jade S. Martinez III-St. Ignatius

Math 2nd Grading Project Ms. Eden U. Ferrer

3. Present were a senator, a broker, a lawyer, and a doctor. Their names (not in the same order) were Alfred, Alexander, Albert, and Aloysius. Alfred and the broker were on bad terms with Albert, but Alexander was on the best terms with the doctor. Albert was related to the lawyer, and the senator was a good friend of Aloysius and the doctor. Can you pair up the profession with the name? Answer: Four statements of information are made. If they are numbered one to four, it is easier to follow the reasoning. Albert is not the broker (1) nor the lawyer(3). The senator is friendly with two of the other three men (4) while Albert is unfriendly with two of them (1);