Gap Fill - Christmas Cake - Level 6


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Christmas cake is a that dates back , for people who celebrate the festive . The vast majority of those who enjoy a of their favourite seasonal treat are that there is a science behind its slicing. Dr Chris Budd, a professor of applied mathematics and at two UK universities, tested several hypotheses on the way to cut a Christmas cake into slices. He focused on how to dissect the cake while leaving the exposed insides as as possible. His solution was to cut the cake across the , leaving two semicircles, then cut slices and push the remaining halves together. He said: "It works." However, perhaps he would admit that it isn't rocket science.

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