More Math and Fruit (Vegetables?)

Published by patrick honner on

I was cutting up some squash the other day

squash 1

and I thought I’d experiment cutting the squash into fifths and sixths.

I thought I would do a much better job cutting the squash into equal sixths than into equal fifths.  I am generally more comfortable with even numbers, and there is something quite unnatural about cutting a circle into fifths.  But I’m not sure either division was especially equal.

cut squash
They both tasted great, though!

patrick honner

Math teacher in Brooklyn, New York


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