2021 JMPSC Sprint Problems/Problem 9
A machine cuts a piece of metal at a constant rate. After leaving the machine alone for twenty minutes, the metal has been split into six pieces. How many more minutes will it take until there are twenty pieces?
If the machine splits the metal into pieces, then it made cuts. Therefore, it makes cut every minutes. To split the metal into pieces, the machine has to make more cuts. This will take minutes.