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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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  • 49465
    Of course!  Come on, I thought everyone knew that.
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      August 3, 2022 5:37 PM MDT
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  • 8879
    Yes!
      August 3, 2022 5:58 PM MDT
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  • 49465

     

      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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  • 2037
    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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  • 42189
    By definition, cutting it down the middle means both parts are equal.
      August 4, 2022 6:37 AM MDT
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  • 2037
    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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  • 42189
    I guess I meant mass in my definition.
      August 4, 2022 1:18 PM MDT
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  • 2037
    Ok, in that regard, I would cut 50% off and have 50% remaining. 
      August 4, 2022 2:16 PM MDT
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  • 49465

     

      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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  • 8166
    Is this a trick question?
      August 3, 2022 6:41 PM MDT
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  • 2037
    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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  • 49465
      August 3, 2022 6:55 PM MDT
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  • 2037
      August 4, 2022 12:38 PM MDT
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  • 42189
    Yes. Grammar people should know the answer.
      August 4, 2022 6:37 AM MDT
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  • 11433
    I do. Unless, of course, I don’t.
      August 3, 2022 7:44 PM MDT
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  • 42189
    That's all Greek to me.
      August 4, 2022 6:38 AM MDT
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  • 11433
    That's what you get for living in Ohio.
      August 4, 2022 8:58 AM MDT
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  • 2037
    I like the way you think. 
      August 4, 2022 2:17 PM MDT
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  • 15065
    You may have cleft it in twain ...
      August 5, 2022 4:03 AM MDT
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  • 658
    Cut in in two.
      August 5, 2022 9:08 AM MDT
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