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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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  • 49414
    Of course!  Come on, I thought everyone knew that.
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      August 3, 2022 5:37 PM MDT
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  • 8857
    Yes!
      August 3, 2022 5:58 PM MDT
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  • 49414

     

      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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  • 2020
    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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  • 42159
    By definition, cutting it down the middle means both parts are equal.
      August 4, 2022 6:37 AM MDT
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  • 2020
    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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  • 42159
    I guess I meant mass in my definition.
      August 4, 2022 1:18 PM MDT
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  • 2020
    Ok, in that regard, I would cut 50% off and have 50% remaining. 
      August 4, 2022 2:16 PM MDT
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  • 49414

     

      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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  • 8140
    Is this a trick question?
      August 3, 2022 6:41 PM MDT
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  • 2020
    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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  • 49414
      August 3, 2022 6:55 PM MDT
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  • 2020
      August 4, 2022 12:38 PM MDT
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  • 42159
    Yes. Grammar people should know the answer.
      August 4, 2022 6:37 AM MDT
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  • 11405
    I do. Unless, of course, I don’t.
      August 3, 2022 7:44 PM MDT
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  • 42159
    That's all Greek to me.
      August 4, 2022 6:38 AM MDT
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  • 11405
    That's what you get for living in Ohio.
      August 4, 2022 8:58 AM MDT
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  • 2020
    I like the way you think. 
      August 4, 2022 2:17 PM MDT
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  • 15021
    You may have cleft it in twain ...
      August 5, 2022 4:03 AM MDT
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  • 639
    Cut in in two.
      August 5, 2022 9:08 AM MDT
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