But then comes the classic issue: What size pizza should you get? If you get a medium when there’s only two people (or just you, no judgment here), is that a waste?
What’s the best deal? The answer, according to NPR, is a happy one: always get the largest size available.
Basically, even though a 16-inch pizza might not look all that much bigger than an 8-inch pie, you are getting a lot more for your money according to math that I cannot explain and you don’t remember from high school anyway.
Essentially, according to Planet Money, one 16-inch pizza has “roughly the same area as 1.3 14-inch pizzas or FOUR 8-inch pizzas.”
Even without all the extra fancy computations, it’s simple: the area of the pizza increases with each added inch. And when it comes to pizza, every cheesy, saucy inch counts.
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