Take a piece of A4 paper. Fold it three times. The idea is to produce the maximum possible number of pieces when the folded paper is cut along a straight line.
What is this maximum? How should you fold and cut the paper to achieve it?
How many times can a piece of paper be folded in half?
Many people find that, even if starting with a large piece of paper, they can only manage five or six times before the paper becomes too stiff to fold any more.
However, there is a simple technique by which it is possible to fold any piece of paper in half ten times. How is it done?
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