Cut the Paper
  • If it costs 23 cents to make a straight cut on a piece of paper, how much will it cost (in cents) to cut that paper into 17 pieces? You may not make a cut and then put one piece on top or beside another to make an additional cut.

  Please enter a numerical answer
(ex. 1000 or 2.033) and click GO.

Contest problems and answers provided by:

David Rock
Columbus State University

Doug Brumbaugh
University of Central Florida