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# A circular piece of paper is folded in half and then folded in half

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A circular piece of paper is folded in half and then folded in half again so that the second fold is perpendicular to the first. If the folded piece of paper is then cut along a line that is parallel to the first fold, how many pieces of paper will result? (Assume the cut is not along the first fold).

(A) 6
(B) 5
(C) 4
(D) 3
(E) 2

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23 Nov 2017, 16:03
Bunuel wrote:
A circular piece of paper is folded in half and then folded in half again so that the second fold is perpendicular to the first. If the folded piece of paper is then cut along a line that is parallel to the first fold, how many pieces of paper will result? (Assume the cut is not along the first fold).

(A) 6
(B) 5
(C) 4
(D) 3
(E) 2

If I imagined this correctly, it should be 3, the two semi circular pieces and a thin central piece that contains the fold (a little extension on both sides of the original fold).
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