How To Cut Pizza Mathematically


photo by Joel Haddley, via Munchies

photo by Joel Haddley, via Munchies

But uneven pizza slice-induced frustration may soon be a thing of the past. Two mathematicians have come up with a new method of cutting pizza that they say can result in limitless equal slices.

As New Scientist reports, Joel Haddley and Stephen Worsley from the University of Liverpool had already developed a system of dividing up pizza to create 12 identical slices, known as monohedral disc tiling. In their new paper, “Infinite families of monohedral disk tilings” (really gets your mouth watering for all that pizza slicing action) however, the pair prove that there is actually no limit to the number of equal slices a pie can be cut into.

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