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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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  • 49446
    Of course!  Come on, I thought everyone knew that.
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      August 3, 2022 5:37 PM MDT
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  • 8861
    Yes!
      August 3, 2022 5:58 PM MDT
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  • 49446

     

      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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  • 2025
    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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  • 42176
    By definition, cutting it down the middle means both parts are equal.
      August 4, 2022 6:37 AM MDT
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  • 2025
    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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  • 42176
    I guess I meant mass in my definition.
      August 4, 2022 1:18 PM MDT
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  • 2025
    Ok, in that regard, I would cut 50% off and have 50% remaining. 
      August 4, 2022 2:16 PM MDT
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  • 49446

     

      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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  • 8151
    Is this a trick question?
      August 3, 2022 6:41 PM MDT
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  • 2025
    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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  • 49446
      August 3, 2022 6:55 PM MDT
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  • 2025
      August 4, 2022 12:38 PM MDT
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  • 42176
    Yes. Grammar people should know the answer.
      August 4, 2022 6:37 AM MDT
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  • 11426
    I do. Unless, of course, I don’t.
      August 3, 2022 7:44 PM MDT
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  • 42176
    That's all Greek to me.
      August 4, 2022 6:38 AM MDT
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  • 11426
    That's what you get for living in Ohio.
      August 4, 2022 8:58 AM MDT
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  • 2025
    I like the way you think. 
      August 4, 2022 2:17 PM MDT
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  • 15040
    You may have cleft it in twain ...
      August 5, 2022 4:03 AM MDT
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  • 643
    Cut in in two.
      August 5, 2022 9:08 AM MDT
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