I'm not sure I have any comment for this, other than to say how pleased I am that puns work just as well in math.

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D’ough? Oh dear, a new meme I fear.

We’ll have to get Herman Cain, the Godfather of Pizza, to verify this.

He is a mathematician.

and an old one; there’s a t-shirt for that:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/unisex/sciencemath/cc38/?srp=5

(got mine for more than a year)

Q: What’s an anagram for Banach-Tarski?

A: Banach-Tarski Banach-Tarski.

Had to look it up, but having done so: Very well done!

You made me create an account, just for the purpose of thanking you for this.

Would’ve added a nice touch to Jeff Spicoli’s delivery.

An oldie but a goodie. I enjoyed this math pun in geometry class in 1995.

derp corollary: if you deem it too complex to make the pizza, you have (minus a pie).

Surely pi(z+z)a?

I’m no math genius, but that’s what I was thinking as well.

No, the diagram assumes a pizza of uniform thickness, which is a cylinder. The formula for the volume of a cylinder is V=pi*r*r*h. If you replace r with z and h with a, you get pi*z*z*a. I’m too lazy to put in the html for pi and superscripts, and they might not work anyway.

D’oh! I confused circumference with area!

That’s what she said?

Unlikely, her mouth was full.

…of delicious pizza, no doubt.

unfortunately…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/digitalartform/4053028031/

This is amusing, but it’s kind of cheating to assign new letters to variables which already have commonly accepted designations, especially considering that one of those new assignments belongs to the other variable involved. Radius, of course, should be “r,” and depth “z.” Therefore, Volume= pi·r·r·z.

This is why I believe we should start calling pizzas prrzs.

Pee-cha.

http://youtu.be/KiLA6Bk_ivs

to quote Jay from Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back “what are you bitches babbling about?” (obviously I’m NOT a math person!)

pi.z².a also works, since z and 2 look alike.