If you’re planning on ordering a takeaway pizza this week, you might want to rethink your order. Mathematicians have revealed that getting one large pizza is a better idea than ordering two medium pizzas.
Surprisingly, one 18-inch pizza actually has more ‘pizza’ than two 12-inch pizzas.
Twitter account Fermat’s Library posted a handy infographic, explaining why. It tweeted: “Here’s a useful counterintuitive fact: one 18-inch pizza has more ‘pizza’ than two 12-inch pizzas.”
The infographic shows the area of an 18-inch pizza is 254sq inches, while the area of two 12-inch pizzas is just 226sq inches. The findings have been welcomed by shocked Twitter users.
One user replied: “Finally! I can now coherently explain to my 10 year-old why math is important in life: without math, you might unknowingly spend more for less pizza!”
Another joked: “Also, the two 12 inch pizzas together have 33% more crust, which everyone knows is just a tragic waste of bread.”