Q: Suppose you want to cut a circular cake with five straight cuts. What is the maximum number of pieces you can create? They can be different sizes but cannot be moved around.

A: 16 pieces…see below for a possible solution

Q: Suppose you want to cut a circular cake with five straight cuts. What is the maximum number of pieces you can create? They can be different sizes but cannot be moved around.

A: 16 pieces…see below for a possible solution

This was a head scratcher.