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How Do You Slice the Bread?

by James Colin Hill (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Gail Nord (Gonzaga University), Eric Malm (Harvey Mudd College), and John Nord (Saint Mary's School, Spokane)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
September, 2005

Subject classification(s): Calculus | Single Variable Calculus | Integration
Applicable Course(s): 3.2 Mainstream Calculus II

How do you cut a slice of bread (rectangle surmounted by an ellipse) into two "triangles" to equalize the areas?


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One-Variable Calculus | Integration: Applications
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