If you’re ordering pizza for a group of friends, you’d think ordering two medium-size pizzas, instead of one large one, ensures people get more to eat right? Turns out that might not be the case. 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 called Fermat’s Library showed, using an equation, why choosing an 18-inch pizza instead of ordering two 12-inch pizzas ensures everyone gets more pizza to eat.
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 revelation left many pizza lovers around the world claiming that they felt ‘cheated’. Some argued it was a perfect example to show the importance of math.
— Dat Boi TJ (@JamesTClark12) January 8, 2019
— Rob Cheney (@RCNashvegas) January 8, 2019
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
My head hurts… 😪 https://t.co/rNROF6PBrM
— Vinny W (@VinnyBayBeee) January 8, 2019
Pizza 👏sizes 👏 should 👏be 👏given👏 by 👏area👏 https://t.co/w3cHvwZnOW
— Conor Cleary (@poemruiner) January 8, 2019
Why do we need to learn math?
This shit’s why. No, literally only this. This is the only reason. https://t.co/7zyeQjZSwC
— Cezary Jan Strusiewicz (@ostrichson) January 8, 2019
@Dr_Kreisberg pizza is important. math is important. Pizza math is the best
— Ashley Deeee (@AshleyD_23) January 8, 2019
That’s why I should have listened during math classes 🤦♀️ all the pizza I could’ve had https://t.co/hRcjZ9OrQX
— Juliette Chiméra (@JulietteChimra1) January 8, 2019
— ਕੰਵਰ ਸਿੰਘ (@Singhmma559) January 8, 2019
— Chocoholic (@tangled_student) January 8, 2019
— Mark Sykes (@MarkSykes15) January 7, 2019
I just inflicted this on my friend. She didn’t believe me, she did the math, then she let out the most straight-from-the-soul “Ｎｏ” that I’ve ever heard.
— Sam Block 𐠎 (@polyphanes) January 7, 2019
My whole life has been a lie.
— UpsideDownyJr 🐝🐝🐝🎶🎶 (@msamson56) January 7, 2019
Finally! I can now coherently explain to my 10 year-old why math is important in life: without math, you might unknowingly spend more for less pizza!
— South Jersey Techy (@SJTechy) January 7, 2019
There are some days I am disappointed I did not pursue engineering any further and today is one of them. Pizza and engineering sounds like a good combo.
— Dickhole Dannis (@FartSandwich) January 7, 2019
However, there were others did not subscribe to this view. 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
now be woke https://t.co/5cxuZZJXsp
— ken (@icanyoukenneth) January 8, 2019
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
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
— $Leondavibe (@leondavibe) January 8, 2019
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
— Tamás Görbe 🇭🇺🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@TamasGorbe) January 7, 2019
I mean YES! This is True. This is true in terms of Factually accurate. But if you have a party of lets say 4 people. Everyone getting 4 slices is gonna be a better party than everyone getting 2 slices that are “bigger”
— Rick? No I’m The Rickest (@RickestOf_Ricks) January 7, 2019
it has more area of pizza, not more ‘pizza.’
‘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..
— andrej stefanovski (@endi) January 7, 2019