An unexpected fact about pizza sizes is making people like maths – the only 11 reactions you need to read
If you want to share pizza with friends, it’s a good idea to make sure you have enough to go around, or they may not be your friends for much longer. Academic Twitter account, Fermat’s Library, shared a very helpful fact about pizza for anyone with the sharing dilemma.
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 has picked up 19k retweets in a couple of days, with people losing their shit over the mathematical statement.
My mind is blown. https://t.co/BJ1aanRHqW
— Cian (@Cianaf) January 7, 2019
This makes me wonder why I’ve ever trusted my intuition about anything. https://t.co/VSPkTuT5Y4
— Annie Duke (@AnnieDuke) January 7, 2019
this is the most I’ve ever liked math https://t.co/TBayr1Fain
— Natalie Shure (@nataliesurely) January 7, 2019
This is why math is important, regardless of what you want to do with your life. https://t.co/D6mZ132PaB
— Ben McDonald (@benmcdnld) January 7, 2019
Saving this for the next time my kid says math is useless https://t.co/IgPfwowfSk
— The Dad (@thedad) January 7, 2019
This changes everything https://t.co/4XbRZZu7EX
— Couchmen (@CouchmenDBC) January 7, 2019
And they said we would never use math… https://t.co/n9ntx9h1YT
— Nathan, son of Robert (@NathanWurtzel) January 7, 2019
Damn, maths are eventually useful in everyday life… https://t.co/mYXUY7yMlb
— Amélie Baron (@Ameliebaron) January 7, 2019
Retweet to save a life https://t.co/TeYWOwzp5S
— Deric McCurry (@eric_with_a_d) January 7, 2019
now *this* is applied geometry https://t.co/Kpr0aGOIFC
— ur fæc (@ur_faec) January 7, 2019
I'm morally opposed to mathematics, but in the hierarchy of values, pizza outranks principled abstention, so I'll allow it.https://t.co/QlKc8QVDY6
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) January 7, 2019
Not everybody was surprised by this information.
Real talk, I always calculate the area of pizzas on the menu, then calculate which is cheaper per square inch prior to purchasing. Saving dough if you know what I'm sayin' https://t.co/qHpw6eZqvq
— Kayla Ren @ Ohayocon (@Maukxie) January 7, 2019
In fact, Mathematician, Tamás Görbe, had his own calculation to share.
— Tamás Görbe 🇭🇺🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@TamasGorbe) January 7, 2019
Presumably, he used 2πzza r.