# Pizza cut problem (Or Circle Division by Lines)

Given number of cuts, find the maximum number of possible pieces.

**Examples:**

Input : 2 Output : 4 Input : 3 Output : 7

This problem is nothing but The Lazy Caterer’s Problem and has below formula.

Maximum number of pieces = 1 + n*(n+1)/2

Refer this for proof.

## C++

`// C++ program to find maximum no of pieces ` `// by given number of cuts ` `#include<bits/stdc++.h> ` `using` `namespace` `std; ` ` ` `// Function for finding maximum pieces ` `// with n cuts. ` `int` `findMaximumPieces(` `int` `n) ` `{ ` ` ` `return` `1 + n*(n+1)/2; ` `} ` ` ` `// Driver code ` `int` `main() ` `{ ` ` ` `cout << findMaximumPieces(3); ` ` ` `return` `0; ` `} ` |

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## Java

`// Java program to find maximum no of ` `// pieces by given number of cuts ` `class` `GFG { ` ` ` ` ` `// Function for finding maximum pieces ` ` ` `// with n cuts. ` ` ` `static` `int` `findMaximumPieces(` `int` `n) ` ` ` `{ ` ` ` `return` `1` `+ n * (n + ` `1` `) / ` `2` `; ` ` ` `} ` ` ` ` ` `// Driver Program to test above function ` ` ` `public` `static` `void` `main(String arg[]) ` ` ` `{ ` ` ` ` ` `System.out.print(findMaximumPieces(` `3` `)); ` ` ` `} ` `} ` ` ` `// This code is contributed by Anant Agarwal. ` |

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## Python3

# Python3 program to find maximum

# no. of pieces by given

# number of cuts

# Function for finding maximum

# pieces with n cuts.

def findMaximumPieces(n):

return int(1 + n * (n + 1) / 2)

# Driver code

print(findMaximumPieces(3))

# This code is contributed 29AjayKumar

## C#

`// C# program to find maximum no of ` `// pieces by given number of cuts ` `using` `System; ` ` ` `class` `GFG { ` ` ` ` ` `// Function for finding maximum pieces ` ` ` `// with n cuts. ` ` ` `static` `int` `findMaximumPieces(` `int` `n) ` ` ` `{ ` ` ` `return` `1 + n * (n + 1) / 2; ` ` ` `} ` ` ` ` ` `// Driver Program to test above function ` ` ` `public` `static` `void` `Main() ` ` ` `{ ` ` ` ` ` `Console.Write(findMaximumPieces(3)); ` ` ` `} ` `} ` ` ` `// This code is contributed by nitin mittal. ` |

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## PHP

`<?php ` `// PHP program to find maximum ` `// no. of pieces by given ` `// number of cuts ` ` ` `// Function for finding maximum ` `// pieces with n cuts. ` `function` `findMaximumPieces(` `$n` `) ` `{ ` ` ` `return` `1 + ` `$n` `* (` `$n` `+ 1) / 2; ` `} ` ` ` `// Driver code ` `echo` `findMaximumPieces(3); ` ` ` `// This code is contributed by nitin mittal. ` `?> ` |

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**Output:**

7

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