Contributor Content Contrary to what you might have argued your whole life, mathematics does have a few practical applications as well....
Contrary to what you might have argued your whole life, mathematics does have a few practical applications as well. It can, for example, help you decide how to get the most pizza for your buck.
A tweet going viral on the Internet right now explains how ordering an 18-inch pizza is better than ordering two 12-inch pizzas. Confused? Take a look:
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 tweet explains how, simply by calculating the area of a circle, one can reach the conclusion that an 18-inch pizza serves 254 square inches of food, whereas two 12-inch pizzas have only 226 square inches.
Surprised? Well, numbers don't lie.
Here's how people reacted to the revelation:
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
The pizza industry has known this for years but kept their studies hidden. Thanks for speaking truth to power, Andy.— Dale Jackson (@DaleJacksonPI) January 7, 2019
Finally...”Big Pizza” being exposed for the frauds they are. You’ve done god’s work here sir thank you.— Bill (@ReplaceRokita) January 8, 2019
At least now you know the correct way to order pizza.