Answers to the Pi Day Puzzles
Pizza Question: “What is the volume of pizza?” Answer: Pi zz a
Cake Question: “This perfect little circular cylinder is a pi cake: it contains exactly pi cubic inches of cake. What is the value of x?” Answer: x=1
Coffee Question: “What does the following sentence have to do with pi? May I have a large container of coffee?” Answer: In this sentence, the number of letters in each word corresponds to the first seven digits of pi.
Additional Pi Day Puzzles
Question 1: Pizza and a soda together cost $11, and pizza costs $10 more than soda. How much does pizza cost? Answer: $10.50
Question 2: If you cut a pizza three times through the middle, you get 6 pieces; not through the middle, and you can get 7 (albeit not the usual shapes). How many pieces can you get with 10 straight cuts, not necessarily though the middle? Answer: 56
Question 3: A baker’s dozen (13) of pies sit on the shelf. If you take any one pie away, the rest can be split into two groups of 6 that balance on the scale. Must all the pies be the same weight? (You may assume each pie weighs an integer number of grams.) Answer: Yes.