__PUZZLE:__

Given a** Circle **and **Six Straight Lines** of length equal to the diameter of the circle. What is the maximum number of pieces that one can cut the circle using these six straight lines?

__SOLUTION:__

Using six lines, we can cut the circle into** 22 pieces **at maximum.

- Using
**one line**, circle can be divided into**two parts.**

**Two lines**divide the circle into**four parts.**

**Three lines**divide the circle into**seven unequal parts.**

**Four lines**cut the circle into**eleven parts.**

- Using
**five lines,**circle can be divided into**sixteen parts**.

- Finally, using
**six lines**the maximum parts that can be formed are**22**.

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