A friend of mine is really pulling my chain. He said the answer to this was right in front of me. I doubt that! Does anyone have an idea on this? "I have a bar of chocolate 6 blocks wide by 9 blocks long and I want to split it into its individual blocks making the smallest number of breaks that I can. The breaks that I am allowed to make start on one side and finish on a different side without visiting a third side. How many breaks must I make? Can you generalize your answer bard that are to w blocks wide and m blocks long?"