# Cutting The Paper

Logic Level 3

Suppose that I cut a rectangular piece of paper in straight lines of equal length, parallel to one of the edges. If it took me $$s$$ seconds to cut a paper into $$k$$ pieces, how long will it take me to cut another paper into $$4k$$ pieces at the same rate?

Details and Assumptions:

• A cut is defined to be the line from one edge to another.

• Papers are clean and fresh as new!

• $$k \geq 2$$ is a positive integer, and $$s$$ is a positive real number.

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