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Math Proves You Should Always Order the Bigger Pizza

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Go on, just do it

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that pizza is delicious. Everyone loves pizza. Like, the United States government even took the time recently to prove that.

So, that’s one of the reasons why you should always opt for the bigger pie when you’re out at a pizzeria with friends (or alone — we don’t judge) so that you simply have more delicious pizza to enjoy. The other reason, though, is that it’s pretty much always a much better deal.

Some heroes at NPR crunched the numbers, looking at 74,476 prices from 3,678 pizza places across the U.S. They point out that a 16-inch pizza, for example, is really four times the size of an eight-inch pizza, though most people would probably think it would be double. On average, consumers spend $16.59 for a 16-inch pie. To get the same amount of pizza, they’d have to spend $33 on four eight-inch pies.

If math isn’t your thing, just trust us on this one. It’s a much, much better deal. So next time you’re out for pizza just go ahead and opt for the largest size. Can’t argue with math!

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