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Bending spaghetti

  1. Feb 25, 2008 #1
    [SOLVED] Bending spaghetti

    I ran into a very interesting phenomen. When bending spaghetti, it always breaks into three or more pieces. By bending it, you can't break a piece of spaghetti into two pieces (note: bending from both ends or one end stationary). I heard that there is a mathematical solution for this problem. I was however unable to find it, and was wondering if someone here could help me out.
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  3. Feb 25, 2008 #2
    Last edited by a moderator: May 3, 2017
  4. Feb 25, 2008 #3
    Thanks Edgardo!
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