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Yesterday was my birthday and my spouse baked my favorite pineapple upside-down cake.

I decided to look up the nutritional value of this desert - not that it matters. 366 calories per serving, 16 vitamins and minerals, little salt and no fat baddies. OK.

Yet, it describes a serving as 1/9 of 8" pan. Hummm. This could be an interesting math problem for kids, especially since my wife uses a round pan. What is the size of each piece?

But wait! There are seven pineapple rings with cherry centers. Any idiot would cut the cake so that each person gets a complete miracle. Nine pieces? Nada - there are seven.

Possibly of interest to those using math in magic effects. All perceptions are not equal.
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If 9 pieces:

A=pi*r*r

r=4

pi*16/9 = about 5.6 sq inches.

We don't know the height of the cake.

But multiply 5.6 times the height to get the volume of pineapply goodness in cubic inches.
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Happy Birthday, Funsway.

I'm bad at math so that's all I got!
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Thanks everyone. I still cut it into 7 pieces, each with a whole pineapple ring.

Number of calories. Too many, but a fraction of many cakes.
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