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Mathematicians Invent New Ways to Slice a Pizza Into Perfectly Even Pieces

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016

 

Ever open a pizza box and get annoyed that one piece is significantly smaller than the other pieces?  Ever made your own and get surprised at how difficult it actually is to slice everything equally?  Mathematicians to the rescue!

Part of the explanation is below:

Joel Haddley and Stephen Worsley expanded on a previous design that shows it is possible to cut a pizza into 12 identical pieces by first cutting six curved pieces, and then slicing those in half. In mathematics, this process is known as monohedral disc tiling, and there is actually a precedent of using pizza slices to discuss the geometry of circles.

Now they just need to replace a template or something.

 

Photo credit to Getty Images.

via http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a18899/mathematicians-create-new-models-perfectly-slice-pizza/

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