Saturday, December 12, 2009

Weekend fun: The perfect way to slice pizza

The New Scientist has a fun article about slicing perfect pizza, mathematician style. The basic premise of the article is to find out if there is an optimal way to slice the pizza so that the pie can be distributed among diners equally. Rick Mabry and Paul Deiermann of LSU have been trying to prove the hypothesis of the equitable slices. Of course it comes as no surprise as it all comes down to the cut. I'm not really sure what makes me more hungry, reading about proofs or about the pizza? Either way you slice it looks like fun to me.

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