ANYONE who has ever shared a pizza will be all too aware of how unequal the slices can be.
While you might end up with a slither, your pal gobbles down an enormous wedge – seems unfair right?
Joel Haddley and Stephen Worsley created the genius hack to ensure slices are even[/caption]
Well, thanks to two mathematicians putting their skills to good use, we can now cut pizza slices evenly no matter the size of the party.
Mathematicians Joel Haddley and Stephen Worsley, have come up with a new way to cut pizza using some fun geometric shapes which ensures slices are even, The Mirror reports.
The picture was shared on Oshop’s Twitter account.
No longer will we have to sit in silent disappointment as we realise we’ve ended up with the smallest slice, again.
Haddley and Wosley, both from The University of Liverpool teamed up to create the pizza-cutting method which in the maths world is known as ‘monohedral disc tiling’.
When you use the duo’s method, it creates 12 perfectly even slices of pizza you can share without the fear of arguments.
Here is how to create their masterpiece
You just need to cut your pizza into six curved three side shapes across the pizza, it should look like a star coming out of the centre.
Then you need to divide the shapes into two so that you have an inside group with a crust and an outside group with a crust.
Sorry guys the math doesn’t end there, the team decided to take it to the extreme and cut even more slices by creating similar tiling’s from more curved slices with an odd number of sides.
This is known as 5-gons, 7-gons and so on. You then divide them into two like the previous method suggests.
Notches (V shaped cuts) were then cut into the corner of the shapes to form spiky pieces within the circular pizza.
Speaking to New Scientist Haddley said: “Mathematically there is no limit, though it might be impractical to carry out the scheme beyond 9-gon pieces.” – WE can all agree on that I guess.
Haddley and Wosley are not the only ones that have tackled the perfect pizza conundrum, as reported by The Daily Mail, Mathematician Dr Eugenia Cheng from The University of Sheffield calculated a ratio to ensure maximum flavour of topping to base.
She also said that the average bite taken from an 11 inch pizza had 10 per cent more topping than the average bite of a 14 inch pizza.
So next time you’re getting a pizza out for a party, try putting your math to the test, and ensure everyone gets an even slice of pizza, it’s the least they deserve.
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