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Here’s How You're Supposed To Slice Pizza, According To Maths

Here’s How You're Supposed To Slice Pizza, According To Maths

Remember back at school when your Maths teacher tried to make you learn about some shit called geometry that you've never used once in your entire adult life? Well, it looks like it could come in handy after all and help you get your share fair of that meat feast pizza you ordered with your flatmate.

Apparently, there's a slicing technique, which was designed by mathematicians from the University of Liverpool, which results in 12 identical slices.

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Joel Haddley and Stephen Worsley even wrote an entire paper about it titled Infinite "families of monohedral disk tilings" which translates to "maths is great and will help you get your fair share of pizza," - we think.

So basically, first thing you have to do is cut the pizza into six curved shapes.

If you do it right, it should look similar to a star shape coming out of the center like below.

You then divide those shapes in two, resulting in an inside group, no crust, and an outside group, with crust.

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pizza

The team then took it one step further and cut even more slices by creating similar tilings from curved pieces with an odd number of sides and then dividing them in two as the previous method called for.



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pizza

However, apparently there is 'no limit whatever' to the amount of slices you can get. You can just go on and on...

"Mathematically there is no limit whatsoever, Haddley told New Scientist.

"Though you might find it impractical to carry out the scheme beyond 9-gon pieces."

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pizza

Won't get fooled again.

Topics: Science, Food, Interesting, Pizza

Sian Broderick

Sian is the Junior Editor of Tyla. She loves crap telly, anything leopard print, and never leaves the house without her gold hoops.

 

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