This Is the Best Way to Slice Your Bagel, According to Math

This Is the Best Way to Slice Your Bagel, According to Math

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Ariel Knutson
Aug 12, 2015
(Image credit: The Salt)

I hate to break it to you, but you've probably been slicing your bagel wrong your entire life. Cutting it straight down the middle? Blasphemous!

If you want the perfect ratio of bagel to filling, Dan Pashman has the mathematical answer to make all your dreams come true.

The best way to cut a bagel for optimal bagel-to-filling ratio is the Mobius strip method. As you can see in the video above, this basically ensures you have more places to put cream cheese and other fillings of your choosing by not slicing the bagel completely in half. Thanks, math!

Read more: Cut Your Bagel The Mathematically Correct Way from NPR's The Salt

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