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Now is 22/7 = to Pi...yes or no?
Why are so fixated on this? No. 22/7 is not Pi. Its a close approximation, but it's not Pi. That said, this has nothing to do with why your logic is flawed.What constitutes a better deal? If not price per square inch, then what? How do you define "better deal"?
I don't understand why everyone uses 22/7, when 16*atan(1/5) - 4*atan(1/239) is SO MUCH more accurate.
Have you thought using the Gregory-Leibniz Series?pi/4 = 1 - 1/3 + 1/5 - 1/7 + ...
Shick! Who's going to use an infinite series as an approximation? Seriously.BTW, you can never do math with pizza, because it's been my experience that at most places their large (or XL) pizzas are thinner than their medium (or large).

Just get what you feel like getting and don't sweat the extra few bucks.

 
2 x 12" is 24" of pizza for $14.99

1 x 16" pizza for 9.99.  I think they are about equal. except you get the bread with the other pizza. 2 for deal sounds better but hey don't trust a Cane bra'
I hope to God you're kidding.
What is there to explain?24 divided by 14.99 on my calculator is 1.6

16 divided by 9.99 on my calculator is 1.6

Seem to be about equal except you get bread with the 2 for 1 deal...now who has the bad math here?
:unsure:
 
Now is 22/7 = to Pi...yes or no?
Why are so fixated on this? No. 22/7 is not Pi. Its a close approximation, but it's not Pi. That said, this has nothing to do with why your logic is flawed.What constitutes a better deal? If not price per square inch, then what? How do you define "better deal"?
I don't understand why everyone uses 22/7, when 16*atan(1/5) - 4*atan(1/239) is SO MUCH more accurate.
Have you thought using the Gregory-Leibniz Series?pi/4 = 1 - 1/3 + 1/5 - 1/7 + ...
Shick! Who's going to use an infinite series as an approximation? Seriously.BTW, you can never do math with pizza, because it's been my experience that at most places their large (or XL) pizzas are thinner than their medium (or large).

Just get what you feel like getting and don't sweat the extra few bucks.
Why do you hate America, bialczabub?
 
Now is 22/7 = to Pi...yes or no?
Why are so fixated on this? No. 22/7 is not Pi. Its a close approximation, but it's not Pi. That said, this has nothing to do with why your logic is flawed.What constitutes a better deal? If not price per square inch, then what? How do you define "better deal"?
I don't understand why everyone uses 22/7, when 16*atan(1/5) - 4*atan(1/239) is SO MUCH more accurate.
Have you thought using the Gregory-Leibniz Series?pi/4 = 1 - 1/3 + 1/5 - 1/7 + ...
or just remember that pi is 3.1415926535897932384626
nerded.
 
Note to MOP : After all the time you spent googling the equation used to determine the area of a circle, I would be remiss if I didn't inform you that the equation will not work when endeavoring to find the better value between two SICILIAN pizza specials.

Area of a sicilian pie = the width squared. YWIA.

 
Now is 22/7 = to Pi...yes or no?
Why are so fixated on this? No. 22/7 is not Pi. Its a close approximation, but it's not Pi. That said, this has nothing to do with why your logic is flawed.What constitutes a better deal? If not price per square inch, then what? How do you define "better deal"?
I don't understand why everyone uses 22/7, when 16*atan(1/5) - 4*atan(1/239) is SO MUCH more accurate.
Have you thought using the Gregory-Leibniz Series?pi/4 = 1 - 1/3 + 1/5 - 1/7 + ...
Shick! Who's going to use an infinite series as an approximation? Seriously.BTW, you can never do math with pizza, because it's been my experience that at most places their large (or XL) pizzas are thinner than their medium (or large).

Just get what you feel like getting and don't sweat the extra few bucks.
Why do you hate America, bialczabub?
"Pi" was Greek last time I checked.Besides, your Gregory and Leibniz don't sound very American.

 
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Now is 22/7 = to Pi...yes or no?
Why are so fixated on this? No. 22/7 is not Pi. Its a close approximation, but it's not Pi. That said, this has nothing to do with why your logic is flawed.What constitutes a better deal? If not price per square inch, then what? How do you define "better deal"?
I don't understand why everyone uses 22/7, when 16*atan(1/5) - 4*atan(1/239) is SO MUCH more accurate.
Have you thought using the Gregory-Leibniz Series?pi/4 = 1 - 1/3 + 1/5 - 1/7 + ...
Shick! Who's going to use an infinite series as an approximation? Seriously.BTW, you can never do math with pizza, because it's been my experience that at most places their large (or XL) pizzas are thinner than their medium (or large).

Just get what you feel like getting and don't sweat the extra few bucks.
Why do you hate America, bialczabub?
"Pi" was Greek last time I checked.Besides, your Gregory and Leibniz don't sound very American.
Not Apple Pi
 
Now is 22/7 = to Pi...yes or no?
Why are so fixated on this? No. 22/7 is not Pi. Its a close approximation, but it's not Pi. That said, this has nothing to do with why your logic is flawed.What constitutes a better deal? If not price per square inch, then what? How do you define "better deal"?
I don't understand why everyone uses 22/7, when 16*atan(1/5) - 4*atan(1/239) is SO MUCH more accurate.
Have you thought using the Gregory-Leibniz Series?pi/4 = 1 - 1/3 + 1/5 - 1/7 + ...
Shick! Who's going to use an infinite series as an approximation? Seriously.BTW, you can never do math with pizza, because it's been my experience that at most places their large (or XL) pizzas are thinner than their medium (or large).

Just get what you feel like getting and don't sweat the extra few bucks.
Why do you hate America, bialczabub?
"Pi" was Greek last time I checked.Besides, your Gregory and Leibniz don't sound very American.
They weren't even alive yet, but I'm confident they would have wanted to be an American just like ever other foreigner alive today. Either that or they would have been so jealous of Americans that they would have been terrorists.
 
Mad Cow, and I'm just spitballing here...

But why didn't you pay it off in Canadian dollars and save some money??

 
Now is 22/7 = to Pi...yes or no?
Why are so fixated on this? No. 22/7 is not Pi. Its a close approximation, but it's not Pi. That said, this has nothing to do with why your logic is flawed.What constitutes a better deal? If not price per square inch, then what? How do you define "better deal"?
I don't understand why everyone uses 22/7, when 16*atan(1/5) - 4*atan(1/239) is SO MUCH more accurate.
Have you thought using the Gregory-Leibniz Series?pi/4 = 1 - 1/3 + 1/5 - 1/7 + ...
Shick! Who's going to use an infinite series as an approximation? Seriously.BTW, you can never do math with pizza, because it's been my experience that at most places their large (or XL) pizzas are thinner than their medium (or large).

Just get what you feel like getting and don't sweat the extra few bucks.
Why do you hate America, bialczabub?
"Pi" was Greek last time I checked.Besides, your Gregory and Leibniz don't sound very American.
They weren't even alive yet, but I'm confident they would have wanted to be an American just like ever other foreigner alive today. Either that or they would have been so jealous of Americans that they would have been terrorists.
Or liberals.
 
They weren't even alive yet, but I'm confident they would have wanted to be an American just like ever other foreigner alive today. Either that or they would have been so jealous of Americans that they would have been terrorists.
Or liberals.
:PointsToFred:
 
So I am calling Domino's to take home a pizza and some cheesy sticks (wife is going out with some girl friends so it is me, my son, and my 2 daughters that have strep throat tonight). They tell me their specials, of which one is 2 medium 1-toppings and a bread for $14.99. They also have their XLP 1-topping for $9.99, with cheese sticks being $3.99.

So the :nerd: in me immediately asks for the diameter of each pizza, I do a little pi X radius squared and figure out the most pizza per buck spent.

And no, there are not ANY good mom and pop pizza joints within 10 miles of where I live, so spare the "Good pizza down" comments. :)
definetly not nerdy to want to get the most value out of your dollar, but I probably would have just asked the person what's bigger, 2 mediums or an extra large. either they'll do the math for you or stumble through coming up with a BS guesstimation which could end up being gold :thumbup:
 
So I am calling Domino's to take home a pizza and some cheesy sticks (wife is going out with some girl friends so it is me, my son, and my 2 daughters that have strep throat tonight). They tell me their specials, of which one is 2 medium 1-toppings and a bread for $14.99. They also have their XLP 1-topping for $9.99, with cheese sticks being $3.99.

So the :nerd: in me immediately asks for the diameter of each pizza, I do a little pi X radius squared and figure out the most pizza per buck spent.

And no, there are not ANY good mom and pop pizza joints within 10 miles of where I live, so spare the "Good pizza down" comments. :)
You are in Utah right? Salt Lake? Get your butt down to The Pie. THE BEST Mom & Pop pizza joint in the country (not in a city named Chicago or New York).
 
So I am calling Domino's to take home a pizza and some cheesy sticks (wife is going out with some girl friends so it is me, my son, and my 2 daughters that have strep throat tonight). They tell me their specials, of which one is 2 medium 1-toppings and a bread for $14.99. They also have their XLP 1-topping for $9.99, with cheese sticks being $3.99.

So the :nerd: in me immediately asks for the diameter of each pizza, I do a little pi X radius squared and figure out the most pizza per buck spent.

And no, there are not ANY good mom and pop pizza joints within 10 miles of where I live, so spare the "Good pizza down" comments. :)
You are in Utah right? Salt Lake? Get your butt down to The Pie. THE BEST Mom & Pop pizza joint in the country (not in a city named Chicago or New York).
Best pizza per capita in the USA, Coral Springs, FL.MOP, you with me on this one?

 
Have you thought using the Gregory-Leibniz Series?

pi/4 = 1 - 1/3 + 1/5 - 1/7 + ...
or just remember that pi is 3.14159
Yeah, that would work if you didn't mind being off just a bit in your calculations. LINK
For the love of all things sacred... Go get a spider monkey. Type 3.14 on a blackboard. Then feed him four double espressos, hand him a numeric keypad, and let him start going ape#### on it and write the numbers on the board. It's as close an approximation as any other.

 
2 x 12" is 24" of pizza for $14.99

1 x 16" pizza for 9.99. I think they are about equal. except you get the bread with the other pizza. 2 for deal sounds better but hey don't trust a Cane bra'
I hope to God you're kidding.
What is there to explain?24 divided by 14.99 on my calculator is 1.6

16 divided by 9.99 on my calculator is 1.6

Seem to be about equal except you get bread with the 2 for 1 deal...now who has the bad math here?
I'm setting my fantasy lineup based on this guy's math :thumbup:
 
Oh, also assume that I only read the thread through 20 posts or so. And anything that looked like it included a mathematical equation was immediately skipped.

 
Quality pizza is about maximizing the topping:crust ratio. The pizza gets better as A) the number of toppings gets bigger and B) the crust gets smaller.
Almost correct. It's not the number of toppings so much as the mass of the toppings. (It also depends on which toppings, but that is advanced-level pizza theory best saved for another thread.)
 
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Quality pizza is about maximizing the topping:crust ratio. The pizza gets better as A) the number of toppings gets bigger and B) the crust gets smaller.
Almost correct. It's not the number of toppings so much as the mass of the toppings. (It also depends on which toppings, but that is advanced-level pizza theory best saved for another thread.)
We could start calcuating volume, but that's going to require another dimension.
 
So I am calling Domino's to take home a pizza and some cheesy sticks (wife is going out with some girl friends so it is me, my son, and my 2 daughters that have strep throat tonight). They tell me their specials, of which one is 2 medium 1-toppings and a bread for $14.99. They also have their XLP 1-topping for $9.99, with cheese sticks being $3.99.

So the :nerd: in me immediately asks for the diameter of each pizza, I do a little pi X radius squared and figure out the most pizza per buck spent.

And no, there are not ANY good mom and pop pizza joints within 10 miles of where I live, so spare the "Good pizza down" comments. :)
I'm sure it will surprise nobody that I've taken this :nerd: -iness to a whole different level.I had a spreadsheet going with cost of pizza per square inch for pizzas of various sizes given 1, 2, 3, and 4 toppings -- since toppings are priced differently for small, medium, and large pizzas.

For example, even though the base-cost of the pizza is less for a large than for a small (in terms of dollars per square inch), each additional topping was actually more expensive (per square inch) for a large. There are in fact many complications (standard toppings versus premium toppings, etc). You really need a thorough spreadsheet to take them all into account.

 
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While I know that MoP was wrong, please explain this to me like I have a History degree. TIA.
We're interested in the area of a pizza that is, for our purposes, two-dimensional and circular.The area of a circular pizza is proportional to the square of its radius. Pizza sizes are stated in terms of their diameters.So a 12-inch pizza is 56% as big as a 16-inch pizza. (6^2) / (8^2) = 56.25%Therefore, if the 12-incher costs more than 56% as much as the 16-incher, the 16-incher is the better deal.
 
While I know that MoP was wrong, please explain this to me like I have a History degree. TIA.
We're interested in the area of a pizza that is, for our purposes, two-dimensional and circular.The area of a circular pizza is proportional to the square of its radius. Pizza sizes are stated in terms of their diameters.So a 12-inch pizza is 56% as big as a 16-inch pizza. (6^2) / (8^2) = 56.25%Therefore, if the 12-incher costs more than 56% as much as the 16-incher, the 16-incher is the better deal.
Once again for those in the back of the room...HISTORY DEGREE. I wrote and I read. The last time I worked with numbers in parentheses, there was a letterman's jacket involved. And I never even did my homework. I flunked Algebra II...as a senior. The only reason I graduated from college without taking a math class was because of a glitch somewhere along the line...I literally should not have my college degree right now.So in the original question, which is the better deal?Thanks. I didn't mean to get testy, but sometimes I drink. :wub:
 
Now is 22/7 = to Pi...yes or no?
Why are so fixated on this? No. 22/7 is not Pi. Its a close approximation, but it's not Pi. That said, this has nothing to do with why your logic is flawed.What constitutes a better deal? If not price per square inch, then what? How do you define "better deal"?
I don't understand why everyone uses 22/7, when 16*atan(1/5) - 4*atan(1/239) is SO MUCH more accurate.
I use 64-bit floating point calculations, which comes out to:Pi = 3.14159265358979

HTH

 
So I am calling Domino's to take home a pizza and some cheesy sticks (wife is going out with some girl friends so it is me, my son, and my 2 daughters that have strep throat tonight). They tell me their specials, of which one is 2 medium 1-toppings and a bread for $14.99. They also have their XLP 1-topping for $9.99, with cheese sticks being $3.99.

So the :nerd: in me immediately asks for the diameter of each pizza, I do a little pi X radius squared and figure out the most pizza per buck spent.

And no, there are not ANY good mom and pop pizza joints within 10 miles of where I live, so spare the "Good pizza down" comments. :)
I'm sure it will surprise nobody that I've taken this :nerd: -iness to a whole different level.I had a spreadsheet going with cost of pizza per square inch for pizzas of various sizes given 1, 2, 3, and 4 toppings -- since toppings are priced differently for small, medium, and large pizzas.

For example, even though the base-cost of the pizza is less for a large than for a small (in terms of dollars per square inch), each additional topping was actually more expensive (per square inch) for a large. There are in fact many complications (standard toppings versus premium toppings, etc). You really need a thorough spreadsheet to take them all into account.
Well that is just LOL awesome.
 
So I am calling Domino's to take home a pizza and some cheesy sticks (wife is going out with some girl friends so it is me, my son, and my 2 daughters that have strep throat tonight).  They tell me their specials, of which one is 2 medium 1-toppings and a bread for $14.99.  They also have their XLP 1-topping for $9.99, with cheese sticks being $3.99.

So the :nerd: in me immediately asks for the diameter of each pizza, I do a little pi X radius squared and figure out the most pizza per buck spent.

And no, there are not ANY good mom and pop pizza joints within 10 miles of where I live, so spare the "Good pizza down" comments. :)
You are in Utah right? Salt Lake? Get your butt down to The Pie. THE BEST Mom & Pop pizza joint in the country (not in a city named Chicago or New York).
:no: The Pie is solid, no doubt - it's a very fun place to hang out and have a pie and a pitcher and watch a game, and Lord knows the "Mountain of Meat" satisfied many a late-night hunger- but it wouldn't even crack the top 50 of "mom-and-pop" pizza joints I've been to. Stop at any pizzeria in New Jersey and there's a 90% their pie will be better than The Pie's.

 
So I am calling Domino's to take home a pizza and some cheesy sticks (wife is going out with some girl friends so it is me, my son, and my 2 daughters that have strep throat tonight). They tell me their specials, of which one is 2 medium 1-toppings and a bread for $14.99. They also have their XLP 1-topping for $9.99, with cheese sticks being $3.99.

So the :nerd: in me immediately asks for the diameter of each pizza, I do a little pi X radius squared and figure out the most pizza per buck spent.

And no, there are not ANY good mom and pop pizza joints within 10 miles of where I live, so spare the "Good pizza down" comments. :)
I'm sure it will surprise nobody that I've taken this :nerd: -iness to a whole different level.I had a spreadsheet going with cost of pizza per square inch for pizzas of various sizes given 1, 2, 3, and 4 toppings -- since toppings are priced differently for small, medium, and large pizzas.

For example, even though the base-cost of the pizza is less for a large than for a small (in terms of dollars per square inch), each additional topping was actually more expensive (per square inch) for a large. There are in fact many complications (standard toppings versus premium toppings, etc). You really need a thorough spreadsheet to take them all into account.
:lmao:
 
I'm sure it will surprise nobody that I've taken this :nerd: -iness to a whole different level.

I had a spreadsheet going with cost of pizza per square inch for pizzas of various sizes given 1, 2, 3, and 4 toppings -- since toppings are priced differently for small, medium, and large pizzas.

For example, even though the base-cost of the pizza is less for a large than for a small (in terms of dollars per square inch), each additional topping was actually more expensive (per square inch) for a large. There are in fact many complications (standard toppings versus premium toppings, etc). You really need a thorough spreadsheet to take them all into account.
:lmao:
The stupid thing is that I believe him.
 
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..and there's still not an answer because the bread sticks are still forgotten. What's the size of a breadstick and how many do you get? They are pretty yummy, but I still don't think you could give them the same value per square inch as a toppinged pizza.

 
The Pie is solid, no doubt - it's a very fun place to hang out and have a pie and a pitcher and watch a game, and Lord knows the "Mountain of Meat" satisfied many a late-night hunger- but it wouldn't even crack the top 50 of "mom-and-pop" pizza joints I've been to. Stop at any pizzeria in New Jersey and there's a 90% their pie will be better than The Pie's.
:goodposting:
 
You guys are TOTALLY WRONG.

If you order the two pizzas you are getting screwed with more dough and less cheese and toppings.

pwned.

 
I'm sure it will surprise nobody that I've taken this :nerd: -iness to a whole different level.

I had a spreadsheet going with cost of pizza per square inch for pizzas of various sizes given 1, 2, 3, and 4 toppings -- since toppings are priced differently for small, medium, and large pizzas.

For example, even though the base-cost of the pizza is less for a large than for a small (in terms of dollars per square inch), each additional topping was actually more expensive (per square inch) for a large. There are in fact many complications (standard toppings versus premium toppings, etc). You really need a thorough spreadsheet to take them all into account.
:lmao:
The stupid thing is that I believe him.
your quotes are not properly attributed.
 
Wow, you guys missed a very important element to the pizza-buying equations. It was alluded to in one post where someone said their wife always asks how many slices. If you are ordering for any females over the age of 18, we only eat 2 slices no matter how big or small the slices are. To determine how much to order, you have to calculate in 2 slices per female served, then do all your pi-equations after that.

 
I'm sure it will surprise nobody that I've taken this :nerd: -iness to a whole different level.

I had a spreadsheet going with cost of pizza per square inch for pizzas of various sizes given 1, 2, 3, and 4 toppings -- since toppings are priced differently for small, medium, and large pizzas.

For example, even though the base-cost of the pizza is less for a large than for a small (in terms of dollars per square inch), each additional topping was actually more expensive (per square inch) for a large. There are in fact many complications (standard toppings versus premium toppings, etc). You really need a thorough spreadsheet to take them all into account.
:lmao:
The stupid thing is that I believe him.
your quotes are not properly attributed.
Yeah I f'ed up on the clipping of the quotes so I just winged it to make it look right.Besides, I always pronouce Maurile as "mo real" anyway.

 

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