In spite of being beloved all over, pizza is the root of a number of arguments across the internet.
In a new revelation from a mathematical Tweeter, the minds of those that love the food are being blown all over. Some are even questioning their life choices (when they've ordered takeaway in the past, that is).
According to Fermat's Library, one 18-inch pizza is better than two 12-inch pizzas. Why? Because it gives you more for your buck.
The Twitter user did the math: an 18-inch offering of the Italian dish provides 254 square inches of the food. Two 12-inch ones only have about 226 square inches.
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
Tweeters were confounded as a result.
— Mark Sykes (@MarkSykes15) January 7, 2019
— Jeremy Bearimy (@apleasantpossum) January 7, 2019
Others have challenged the theory:
3 x 12 inch pizzas means triple the choice in topics & more pizza than 1 x 18 inch pizza. Gotcha! ?? pic.twitter.com/l360Q9zs9t
— #NHFTHR ?? (@NHFTHR) January 7, 2019
— Tamás Görbe ?????? (@TamasGorbe) January 7, 2019
Thus what will you be ordering next time from your local pizzeria?