Below is a picture of a piece of A4 paper. There are two folds.

Can you see how it is folded? (Take a look here if you'd like to be shown.)

If I cut down the dotted line how many pieces will I get?

With one cut it is easy to produce two separate pieces from a sheet of paper.

**However, can you produce three pieces by folding and making one straight cut?**

**What about four pieces?
Five pieces ... six ... seven?**

**Can you fold and then make one cut to produce identical pieces? **

## Comments

### Folding and cutting

If you cut along the dotted line you will get 3 pieces

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### how?

I do not understand can someone help plz i would be grateful thx for reading my comment

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### Geometry is quite confusing.

Geometry is quite confusing. I like the idea of folding and cutting, but I don't understand what the instructions mean. Can you explain them to me?

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### We are getting there

We found that one option to achieve three identical sized pieces was to...

Something interesting we are investigating further - sometimes this doesn't work! - is that no matter how many times you fold the piece of paper, when you cut it you receive less than the amount of folds.

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### loads of pieces

I have got 23 pieces from 1 cut

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