Elementary Brain Teaser


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A Piece of the Pie

What is the largest number of sections you can get if you draw 4 straight lines through a circle?




Correct Solutions:


  1. Danny Randolph. West Side School, Powell, NY
  2. Miriam Lorbert. Shulamith School for Girls, Brooklyn, NY
  3. Gretchen Stieg. Lake Highland Prep, Orlando, FL
  4. Manuel Joao Pinto. Feijo, Almada, Portugal
  5. Marco Costa. Feijo, Almada, Portugal
  6. Marcia Sofia Silva. Feijo, Almada, Portugal
  7. Tara Joensuu. Burt School, Waterford, MI
  8. Kristy Kaer. Burt School, Waterford, MI
  9. Rachel Wells. Burt School, Waterford, MI
  10. Dan Pace. Burt School, Waterford, MI
  11. Aprilyn Soliman. St Anne's School, Porterville, CA
  12. Alex Harmon. Oblong ES, Oblong, IL
  13. Vanessa Trujillo. St. Anne's School, Porterville, CA
  14. Megan Nicholson. St. Anne's School, Porterville, CA
  15. Peter Lopez. St. Anne's School, Porterville, CA
  16. Jeffrey Surowiec. St. Anne's School, Porterville, CA
  17. Vanessa Trujillo. St. Anne's School, Porterville, CA
  18. Christine Lopez. St. Anne's School, Porterville, CA
  19. Henry Romero. Geneva ES, Geneva, FL
  20. Jason Strouse. Geneva ES, Geneva, FL
  21. Alex Hart. Geneva ES, Geneva, FL
  22. Vanessa Sofia. Escola 2+3 do Feijo, Feijo, Almada, Portugal
  23. Jennifer Slifer. Burt School, Waterford, MI
  24. Nicole Rosenthal. Burt School, Waterford, MI
  25. Michael Jamo. Burt School, Waterford, MI
  26. Alex Harmon. Oblong ES, Oblong, IL
  27. Harrison Gordon. Lake Highland Prep, Orlando, FL
  28. Harry Nunns. Montair ES, Danville, CA
  29. Geoffrey Nunns. Montair ES, Danville, CA
  30. Robbie Harrison. Geneva ES, Geneva, FL
  31. Nuno Relvas. Escola 2+3 do Feijo, Almada, Portugal
  32. Amanda Williams. Burt ES, Waterford, MI
  33. Serene Wong. Heep Yunn School, Hong Kong
  34. Fatema Dewji. H.T.Thrift ES, White Rock, Canada
  35. Krystal Hsu. Farley ES, Huntsville, AL
  36. Eric Tunison. Alpharetta, GA
  37. Daniel Geary. Lake Highland Prep, Orlando, FL
  38. Brooke Hershiser. Partin ES, Oveido, FL
  39. Chris Bailey. Cary ES, Cary, NC
  40. Ryan Bailey. Cary ES, Cary, NC
  41. Stephanie Buck. Burt School, Waterford, MI
  42. Kaithlyn Story. Palm Lake ES, Orlando, FL
  43. Louis Tenebruso. Taylor Praire School, Cottage Grove, WI
  44. Ryan George. Geneva ES, Geneva, FL
  45. A. Wagner. A.B. Dixon ES, Richmond, BC, Canada
  46. Shelvonne Boxeley. Lyndale School, Minneapolis, MN
  47. Shelley Phengsene. Lyndale School, Minneapolis, MN
  48. David Tor. Lyndale School, Minneapolis, MN
  49. Saeed Mohamed. Lyndale School, Minneapolis, MN
  50. Jason Kise. Lyndale School, Minneapolis, MN
  51. Wiktor Macura. Stevens Creek ES, Evans, GA
  52. JP Gainza III. Lake Highland Prep, Orlando, FL
  53. Nick Graham. Godson ES, Abbotsford, BC, Canada
  54. E. Taylor. Rainbow ES, Winter Springs, FL
  55. Kyle DuBose. Rainbow ES, Winter Springs, FL
  56. Amanda Townsand. Rainbow ES, Winter Springs, FL
  57. Helen Jervey. Waterford ES, Orlando, FL