# The plane cut by grids

Suppose that one has an infinite two-dimensional regular grid of spacing one. When laid on the plane it cuts it into unit squares. Now take a second (identical) grid and place it with random shift and orientation on the plane, cutting the squares into smaller pieces. Continue in this way with $n$ grids.

Can anything be said, statistically, of the areas of the pieces chopped up in this way? Does this problem have a name?

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Square Line Picking may be a useful search term: mathworld.wolfram.com/SquareLinePicking.html –  Joseph O'Rourke Dec 3 '10 at 12:57