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The complexity of sharing a pizza

@article{Schnider2021TheCO,
  title={The complexity of sharing a pizza},
  author={Patrick Schnider},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2109.06752}
}
  • P. Schnider
  • Published 14 September 2021
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
Assume you have a 2-dimensional pizza with 2n ingredients that you want to share with your friend. For this you are allowed to cut the pizza using several straight cuts, and then give every second piece to your friend. You want to do this fairly, that is, your friend and you should each get exactly half of each ingredient. How many cuts do you need? It was recently shown using topological methods that n cuts always suffice. In this work, we study the computational complexity of finding such n… Expand

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