A generous 12? An expansive 16?
Joel Haddley and Stephen Worsley laugh at your meagre efforts.
The mathematicians of the University of Liverpool have developed a ‘new’ technique for slicing your favourite Italian dish that can produce as many as 20, 28 or even 36 slices.
The mathematicians set out to see if they could construct monohedral tiles with a ‘trivial intersection’, breaking the usual pattern of two flat edges and an arch. Basically, by cutting the pizza into a “wobbly star” (the technical term), you’re able to produce a variety of shapes to spread a pizza further than before.
To find out more about the maths that’s being employed here, you can read Haddley and Worsle’s paper here.