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If you are ordering pizza for a group of friends, you would probably order two medium-size pizzas, instead of one large one to ensure that people get more to eat right? But then, you might be mistaken.
A math calculation on how to ensure you get more pizza by ordering a bigger pie is blowing people's minds on Twitter.
A Twitter handle named Fermat's Library showed using an equation why choosing an 18-inch pizza instead of ordering two 12-inch pizzas ensures everyone gets more pizzas to have.
Here's a useful counterintuitive fact: one 18 inch pizza has more 'pizza' than two 12 inch pizzas pic.twitter.com/hePSpG0pJs— Fermat's Library (@fermatslibrary) January 7, 2019
The disclosure left many pizza lovers around the world asserting that they felt 'cheated'. Some argued it was a clear illustration to show the value of math.
And we always thought math would never be useful in life https://t.co/8aiYu8NjpV— Rosalie, (@rosuhlie) January 8, 2019
Life changing information https://t.co/EoMDrQEQV1— Tristan Ramcharan (@tristan_kw) January 8, 2019
Pizza sizes should be given by areahttps://t.co/w3cHvwZnOW— Conor Cleary (@poemruiner) January 8, 2019
Why do we need to learn math?— Cezary Jan Strusiewicz (@ostrichson) January 8, 2019
This shit's why. No, literally only this. This is the only reason. https://t.co/7zyeQjZSwC
However, there were some others who did not agree to this perspective. They argued about how two pizzas ensure more slices, give people the option of having different pizzas or even give consumers more stomach-filling crust!
2 pizzas feel more just bc there are more slices— ken (@icanyoukenneth) January 8, 2019
now be woke https://t.co/5cxuZZJXsp
Right, but we all know it’s the amount of pepperoni that counts, right? RIGHT!!!??? https://t.co/4sk5L0lYbg— Izverg (@AlexisLu) January 8, 2019
Yea spot on— $Leondavibe (@leondavibe) January 8, 2019
some math missing though
Price has to come into it
$ per square inch
My pizza place prices means it's more economical to buy 3 instead of 1
And since the big one ain't enough to satisfy our Friday night worship of no brainer
Don't mock my religion
True, if the thickness remains the same, but I would not be surprised that the dough comes in single portions so the 18" is adapted to be exactly the double. Difference between theory and practice :-D https://t.co/NwegY48Zl5— Marco Cecconi (@sklivvz) January 8, 2019
3 x 12 inch pizzas means triple the choice in topics & more pizza than 1 x 18 inch pizza. Gotcha! pic.twitter.com/l360Q9zs9t— #NHFTHR (@NHFTHR) January 7, 2019
it has more area of pizza, not more 'pizza.'— andrej stefanovski (@endi) January 7, 2019
'pizza' is a combination of the crust (two 12's win there), toppings (two 12's = more topping combinations possible), and just one consideration is total area.
the premise is false as the definition is over simplified..