A family baked a log cake for Christmas which is cylindrical in shape. What is the largest possible number of pieces can the cake be divided to by making just three cuts with a straight-edge knife?

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This problem is part of the set
2015 Countdown Problems
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The answer is 8.

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If every cut intersects every previous cut, it will always double the total number of pieces.

2 times 2 times 2 gives you 8