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You cut something down the middle. Did you cut it in half, or cut it in two?

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Posted - August 3

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  • 49923
    Of course!  Come on, I thought everyone knew that.
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      August 3, 2022 5:37 PM MDT
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  • 9149
    Yes!
      August 3, 2022 5:58 PM MDT
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  • 49923

     

      I know, right?

      I’ll bet the Professor is trying to trip us up. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr.

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      August 3, 2022 6:04 PM MDT
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  • 2200
    If its a sandwich I cut it corner to corner.  Depending on how you place the pieces of bread it could or could not be in half, therefore it could not be cut in two because the sides, could be uneven.  Or not.

     


    This post was edited by Honey Dew at August 4, 2022 6:35 AM MDT
      August 3, 2022 6:03 PM MDT
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  • 42518
    By definition, cutting it down the middle means both parts are equal.
      August 4, 2022 6:37 AM MDT
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  • 2200
    What if you cut a sandwich that has been made with both "tops" of the bread facing the same way.  There would be a slight overhang on one side. Unless you cut it the other way with would negate my answer, so I'm ignoring that possibility. 
      August 4, 2022 12:42 PM MDT
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  • 42518
    I guess I meant mass in my definition.
      August 4, 2022 1:18 PM MDT
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  • 2200
    Ok, in that regard, I would cut 50% off and have 50% remaining. 
      August 4, 2022 2:16 PM MDT
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  • 49923

     

      Technically, a cut down the middle of certain things might not mean both sides are equal. For instance, cutting a hard boiled egg widthwise:



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      August 4, 2022 2:25 PM MDT
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  • 8293
    Is this a trick question?
      August 3, 2022 6:41 PM MDT
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  • 2200
    Just give him a trick answer and drive him nuts because you didn't really answer his question.  hahahaha
      August 3, 2022 6:50 PM MDT
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  • 49923
      August 3, 2022 6:55 PM MDT
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  • 2200
      August 4, 2022 12:38 PM MDT
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  • 42518
    Yes. Grammar people should know the answer.
      August 4, 2022 6:37 AM MDT
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  • 11600
    I do. Unless, of course, I don’t.
      August 3, 2022 7:44 PM MDT
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  • 42518
    That's all Greek to me.
      August 4, 2022 6:38 AM MDT
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  • 11600
    That's what you get for living in Ohio.
      August 4, 2022 8:58 AM MDT
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  • 2200
    I like the way you think. 
      August 4, 2022 2:17 PM MDT
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  • 15287
    You may have cleft it in twain ...
      August 5, 2022 4:03 AM MDT
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  • 817
    Cut in in two.
      August 5, 2022 9:08 AM MDT
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