You’ve Likely Been Cutting Your Cake Wrong All This Time

Ever have one of those moments when you realize you’ve been doing something so wrong your entire life and the solution is SO OBVIOUS?!? That’s how I’m feeling now after watching this clip from Numberphile.

Apparently cutting a round cake into triangles is all wrong. The best way to do it is to cut a rectangle through the middle so that you can push the cake back together and keep it fresh for longer. Alex Bellos, a mathematician, uses this Letter to the Editor from a 1906 weekly Science magazine titled Nature to help with his demonstration.

Watch the tutorial and get ready to kick your cake-cutting game up a notch!