# Breaking Up a Chocolate Bar Puzzle - Solution

## The Puzzle:

## Our Solution:

You need m×n - 1 steps.

By breaking an existing piece horizontally or vertically, you merely increase the total number of pieces by one.

You already have 1 piece, so need m×n - 1 steps to get to m×n pieces.

By breaking an existing piece horizontally or vertically, you merely increase the total number of pieces by one.

You already have 1 piece, so need m×n - 1 steps to get to m×n pieces.