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Pizza Size: One Large or Two Small?

Pizza Size: One Large or Two Small? Varied pizzas with sauce. On a wooden table.

It’s the age-old question: should we order one large pizza or two small ones? Maybe modern age-old, but still important. Mathematicians on Twitter illuminate pizza size for everybody.  

I think that it really doesn’t matter what kind of a diet we are on, whether we’re gluten-free, vegan, incredibly carnivore. It’s really just a detail what kind of toppings you want and what kind of dough and all of the other details. I love pineapple pizza and seriously, don’t @ me on this, because I do not tell you what to put on your pizza. But no matter the debates and the pizza snobbery, I think it’s safe to say we all want more pizza in our life. Am I right?

But if that is the case, then what decision regarding pizza size before ordering means we get more of that sweet pie? Have no fear, mathematicians are here! Or maybe not here, but on Twitter. @fermatslibrary, an account that is dedicated to “illuminating academic papers” has blown all our minds by tweeting this piece of crucial information. “One 18 inch pizza has more ‘pizza’ than two 12 inch pizzas.”

Pandemonium shortly followed and we all kind of lost our collective minds. The tweet went viral and was a huge hit: more than 33,000 retweets and 76,000 likes. So, if you’re looking to have more pizza in your mouth, your best bet is to get some of that large 18-inch goodness delivered to you.

Of course, this comes with its own set of problems. Like: yeah but ordering two small pizzas means that you can have two completely different topping experiences. Then customize your large pizza, make it a half and half one, is what I say to that.

This is not the first food-based conundrum that scientists have solved so far. Why don’t you check out this great info on how to break a bunch of spaghetti in half?

I’m a pop culture nerd who thinks too much about fried bacon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and life, the Universe and everything. I love food and sometimes you can see that on my hips, but I don't care that much about that.
What I do care more about is trying to eat healthier, even though I admit that I like to indulge in my food fantasies. I’m addicted to puns, so forgive me for that when you read my articles. I now know too much about nutrition to be fun to hang out with. So long and thanks for all the fish-based omega-3 fatty acids.

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