Breaking Chocolate Bars

Assume you have a chocolate bar consisting, as usual, of a number of squares arranged in a rectangular pattern. Your task is to split the bar into small squares (always breaking along the lines between the squares) with a minimum number of breaks. How many will it take?

The purpose of the simulation below is to help you come up with the right answer. Click where you want to split the bar.


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Breaking Chocolate Bars


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