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Yesterday was my birthday and my spouse baked my favorite pineapple upsidedown 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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tommy Eternal Order Devil’s Island 16120 Posts 
About 2 and 92/125 inches.
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landmark Inner circle within a triangle 5008 Posts 
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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Alan M Elite user California 414 Posts 
Happy Birthday, Funsway.
I'm bad at math so that's all I got! 
funsway Inner circle old things in new ways  new things in old ways 8906 Posts 
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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