Cutting a Round Cake on Scientific Principles

@article{FCuttingAR,
  title={Cutting a Round Cake on Scientific Principles},
  author={G. F.},
  journal={Nature},
  volume={75},
  pages={173-173}
}
CHRISTMAS suggests cakes, and these the wish on my part to describe a method of cutting them that I have recently devised to my own amusement and satisfaction. The problem to be solved was, “given a round tea-cake of some 5 inches across, and two persons of moderate appetite to eat it, in what way should it be cut so as to leave a minimum of exposed surface to become dry ?” The ordinary method of cutting out a wedge is very faulty in this respect. The results to be aimed at are so to cut the… Expand