As we all know, pizza is an ultimate good.
We want the most pizza possible in all situations.
So when it comes to ordering, it makes sense that if you want more food—like say you're ordering for a small army of children, or you and drunk you—ordering more pizzas is going to get you more pizza. Fam I am here to tell you we have been bamboozled!
Ordering more pizzas does not, in fact, get you more pizzas. In this case, size matters. That "family meal deal" of two medium pizzas, a side, and a 2 liter sounds great—but two medium pizzas is actually less pizza than you'd get if you just got one large.
The thing is, most of us should have known this. If you had the privilege of a formal education, you likely got a lesson in finding the area of a circle. Pizza was probably even the example that the book used!
We just didn't think to question it.
Of course two is more than one. Even if you order pizzas by size it makes sense, right? Two 12 inch pizzas is more than one 18 inch pizza, because 24 is more than 18.
But it's lies, you guys. Sweet little lies.
Here's a useful counterintuitive fact: one 18 inch pizza has more 'pizza' than two 12 inch pizzas https://t.co/hePSpG0pJs— Fermat's Library (@Fermat's Library)1546869006.0
We had the tools. We had the knowledge.
The truth was there in plain sight, but we got complacent. Pinterest was right.
People are feeling pretty lied to right now.
@fermatslibrary @AndrewBellBNN The pizza industry has known this for years but kept their studies hidden. Thanks fo… https://t.co/4y8M5IxGp2— Dale Jackson (@Dale Jackson)1546876837.0
@fermatslibrary https://t.co/ElE2yc1Fsy— Mark Sykes (@Mark Sykes)1546869316.0
@RickestOf_Ricks @fermatslibrary @rac2750 A ‘slice of pizza’ is not a reliable unit of taste, volume, or value.— Josh (@Josh)1546873772.0
@fermatslibrary @quinn_town https://t.co/siBfkGLiA1— Jeremy Bearimy (@Jeremy Bearimy)1546870511.0
@fermatslibrary I just inflicted this on my friend. She didn't believe me, she did the math, then she let out the m… https://t.co/cXAFwewEi4— Sam Block 𐠎 (@Sam Block 𐠎)1546876662.0
@fermatslibrary Finally...”Big Pizza” being exposed for the frauds they are. You’ve done god’s work here sir thank you.— Bill (@Bill)1546915823.0
@fermatslibrary My whole life has been a lie.— UpsideDownyJr 🐝🐝🐝🎶🎶 (@UpsideDownyJr 🐝🐝🐝🎶🎶)1546900686.0
Other people were excited to finally have a real world use for textbook math.
@fermatslibrary Finally! I can now coherently explain to my 10 year-old why math is important in life: without mat… https://t.co/6wkGj8fQjF— South Jersey Techy (@South Jersey Techy)1546870698.0
@fermatslibrary Thankful to the great curriculum they had where I went to school I’ve known this since I was a chil… https://t.co/rLZDlujK8y— Robin da Silva (@Robin da Silva)1546948596.0
@fermatslibrary @scottbails13 Finally a good use for math!— Flyera Chewster (@Flyera Chewster)1546910994.0
Oh, you didn't think you were getting through an article about pizza without getting into a crust fight, did you?
Don't be silly.
Of course people argued about pizza crust.
@fermatslibrary Also, the two 12" pizzas together have 33% more crust, which everyone knows is just a tragic waste of bread.— Jake VanderPlas (@Jake VanderPlas)1546879441.0
@fermatslibrary Yeah, but the crust is arguably the best part and two 12 inch pizzas have 33.3% more crust than a 1… https://t.co/aR3WsHhtk2— Tamás Görbe 🇭🇺🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@Tamás Görbe 🇭🇺🇬🇧🇪🇺)1546887292.0
@jakevdp @fermatslibrary How dare you, sir!!!?!— CheekyChops NJ ™🇬🇧 (@CheekyChops NJ ™🇬🇧)1546916707.0
@fermatslibrary @petuniasfalling This is especially important because it has a smaller circumference to area ratio,… https://t.co/Y3dqi7Y3vi— Kevin Carson (@Kevin Carson)1546903995.0
@fermatslibrary @joethomas73 It's all about the crust tho.. 75 inches vs 56 inches. With some garlic butter? Got dayum.— DJ Deertz (@DJ Deertz)1546922043.0
So there we go guys.
Crustwars2019 is off to a solid start and now you are better prepped for making the important pizza decisions in life. Remember, this also works for other round foods like cakes and pies.
You've got the knowledge, use it well. You're welcome.