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Show how to slice a cylindrical piece of cheese into
eight congruent pieces with three slices.

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  2. Set it on the table so that it is a circle looking down at it.
    Cut straight down, all the way, along a diameter.
    Turn 90 degrees and cut straight down along a diameter perpendicular to the first cut.
    Now make a horizontal cut through all four pieces halfway up the cylinder.

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