What’s The Formula For a Perfect Pizza?

Who knew you could calculate your way to the perfect pizza?

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Follow the pizza equation to get the perfect taste between the pizza's dough and toppings.

We’ve all watched countless pizza tutorials, read tips on how to make the best homemade pizza, and experimented with recipes at home. Sometimes we find a great solution, sometimes we don’t. For the first time ever, according to The Daily Mail, a mathematician has created a formula that will assure a “perfectly proportioned pizza.”

Dr. Eugenia Cheng, from the University of Sheffield, has created a formula that calculates “the pizza’s crust proportion to the thickness of the pizza - the larger the pizza, the thinner the base, so the smaller the crust.” She worked on “balancing the flavours between the topping and the dough that determines how much topping an individual can enjoy per bite.”

If you try the formula, you might see the reason why your pizza turns out to be so soggy. Adding more toppings onto a small sized pizza makes it more soggy, and now we have the math to back it up.

The formula is (t/d)*(r^6)/((r^3-15)^2). D is the constant volume of dough, t is the constant volume of the topping, and the others exemplify the ratio of the base to topping.

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