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You have got someone working for you for five days and a gold bar to pay him. You must give them a piece of gold at the end of every day. What are the fewest number of cuts to the bar of gold that will allow you to pay him 1/5th each day?

 

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    After two cut there are three pieces of 1 unit and two 2 unit.
    On 1st day: Give him 1 unit.
    On 2nd day: Give him 2 unit and take back 1 unit.
    On 3rd day: Give him 1 unit (he already have 2 unit)
    On 4th day: Give him 2 unit and take back 1 unit.(he already have 2 unit)
    On 5th day: Give him 1 unit.(he already have two 2 unit)

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