The days of arguing over the largest slice of pizza pie are finally over, all thanks to math and circular geometry. Mathematicians from Liverpool University have crafted a model for achieving perfectly equal slices of pizza, and let’s just say it looks way complicated. Using a method called monohedral disc tiling, Joel Haddley and Stephen Worsley were able to create a system that allows a person to cut a nearly infinite amount of equal-in-size pizza slices.

According to Gizmodo, previous research found that if you cut six diagonal, pinwheel-shaped slices and cut those in half, you will end up with twelve equal slices of pizza.



(Image via: Haddley and  Worsley)

Sounds pretty simple, right? Here’s where is starts to get complicated: Haddley and Worsley took that twelve-slice concept and began cutting similar slices with an odd number of straight sides. The result was a slice that could easily be divided into more equal-sized slices.


(Image via: Haddley and  Worsley)

And you can cut those slices indefinitely, which means you can feed pizza to every single guest at your next party. Although, people may not be happy to receive a sliver of pizza that looks like this:



(Image via: Haddley and  Worsley)

If Haddley and Worsley’s theory doesn’t seem like your cup of tea, why not try this idea from a 2013 study? Mathematician Eugenia Cheng found a way to create the perfect pizza—one that offers the ideal pie-eating experience—and it all boils down to the size of the crust.

[via Gizmodo]