Chocolate Bar Trick Solved Assignment
The mystery of an 'infinite' chocolate bar, which had Facebook scratching its heads, has been solved with a fascinating solution video.
The original clip, produced by SoFlo, shows an extra square of chocolate seemingly being produced from thin air after the bar has been cut into sections and shuffled around.
However the new footage reveals that the stunt, which has been viewed more than 25 million times, is nothing more than a clever trick.
Scroll down for video and solution
A video produced by SoFlo has been viewed more than 25 million times and appears to show an extra square of chocolate being produced after the bar has been cut up and shuffled around
The original clip, entitled 'How to Get Unlimited Chocolate', was uploaded to Facebook on Saturday and had users desperate to figure out how it was done.
The presenter demonstrates that several cuts have been made to the bar, showing the viewer how it is done. He begins by cutting the bottom right corner out and moving it away.
He then cuts the top line and a half of the chocolate away in a diagonal split. From the remaining shape he removes the left hand column.
With the shape remaining he cuts away the bottom row and then the right hand column.
In the video the presenter reveals to the viewer that several cuts have been made to the bar, and then he begins to rearrange the chocolate
When he has finished reassembling the bar he is left with an additional piece of chocolate that appears to have been produced from thin air
One square of the chocolate is then removed and set aside. However when the pieces are reassembled, in a different format this time, it resembles a full bar.
The trickster then places the chocolate side by side with an identical slab and they appear identical in size - therefore suggesting he has produced chocolate from nowhere.
He even advises his viewers: 'If you guys are on a diet I highly recommend you do not try this trick.'
However, a YouTube video produced by dzvero007 in 2013 will set the Internet's mind at ease revealing that the chocolate bar trick uses the same logic as a missing square puzzle.
The trick works by spacing out the volume. By dividing the bar up and rearranging it, you are displacing enough chocolate to remove a whole chunk from the bar.
Unfortunately although it seems that additional chocolate has been produced from thin air, it means that you have just as much chocolate as before.
However, a YouTube video produced by dzvero007 in 2013 will set the Internet's mind at ease
Using colours to highlight how the trick is completed, the viewer can see that the angle at which the chocolate is cut leaves a space equivalent to the additional square
By dividing the bar up and rearranging it, you are displacing enough chocolate to remove a whole chunk from the bar
The comments below have not been moderated.
The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.
We are no longer accepting comments on this article.
Share or comment on this article
Past, Present and Future
You enter a chamber with the three gods of the universe, Past, Present and Future, though you don't know which is which. You must determine their identities by asking them yes or no questions, each directed at a single god. Present will truthfully answer the current question, Past will truthfully answer the previous question asked, and Future will answer the next question you plan to ask. If you ask Past (resp. Future) your first (resp. last) question, they will give a random answer.
To avoid paradoxes, you must plan what questions you plan to ask, and what order to ask them, ahead of time. However, you may decide who to ask each question to based on previous answers. Furthermore, your questions may only refer to statements about the identities of the gods, combined with Boolean connectives like "and," "or", "not", etc. This means that questions about how a god would answer a question are forbidden, along with circular questions like "Will you answer no to this question?".
How many questions does it take to determine who is who, in the worst case?