Puzzle pageIssue 29
Breaking up can be sweet...
I can't wait for Easter to get here, so I have bought myself a block of chocolate to tide me over. It is a normal rectangular-shaped block with 5 rows, and 4 pieces of chocolate to a row, making 20 pieces of chocolate ready for the eating. I want to eat all of it right now, but I want to savour each piece.
What is the least number of clean snaps necessary to break the block of chocolate into the 20 individual pieces?
What about for a block with n rows of m pieces?