People are baffled that an 18-inch pizza is more pizza than two twelve-inch pizzas

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When it comes to food, two is always better than one right?

But when it comes to pizza, it turns a larger one is better than two medium ones.

People have been doing nerdy food maths for the betterment of society and their latest equations found that an 18-inch pizza leaves you with more bang for your buck than two 12-inch medium ones.

Naturally, people were shook.

But hey, at least youll save a few quid on your next order.

The folks at Fermats Library, a software developer which analyses academic papers, carried out the important work.

Measuring the area of both pizzas – thats π r squared (as if youd forget that from GCSE maths) – Fermats Library found that an 18-inch has 254 square inches while a 12-inch has 226.

The library tweeted their results and received over 50,000 likes and over 1,000 replies, with people weighing in with their calculations and arguing that its just better to have two pizzas, even if it means less food.

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The crust is arguably the best part and two 12-inch pizzas have 33.3% more crust than an 18-inch pizza. And now Im hungry, tweeted one follower.

Its important to note that we disagree – the crust is not the best part.

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The pizza industry has known this for years but kept their studies hidden. Thanks for speaking truth to power, joked someone else.

Even though its factually accurate, one person argued that logistically its a better shout to get two.

If you have a party of lets say, four people, everyone getting four slices is going to be a better party than everyone getting two slices that are “bigger”.

Also lets not forget that two pizzas mean two different flavours and toppings, especially if people have specific dietary requirements.

But still, something to remember next time youre ordering in with your pals (or by yourself, whatever, we dont judge).

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