FoxTrot by Bill Amend for June 12, 2022

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    Templo S.U.D.  almost 2 years ago

    poor Steve

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    salakfarm Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    A 9.38" diameter pizza sounds about right for my dinner.

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    Concretionist  almost 2 years ago

    They’re assuming that the price is linear AND that there’s no constant offset (the price of dealing with the order).

    Not that I’ve never had a similar complaint…

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    Cactus-Pete  almost 2 years ago

    The math is correct but it wasn’t a math problem – stupid kids.

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    Doug K  almost 2 years ago

    Lesson: What do you get when pizza pies are squared?

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    monkeysky  almost 2 years ago

    Not sure why they immediately assumed that the relationship between price and surface area is a linear function

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    Zykoic  almost 2 years ago

    Very astute.

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    seanfear  almost 2 years ago

    and you need a smack of reality on the head

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    Heres Waldo  almost 2 years ago

    In northern Canada the circumference is exactly three times the diameter (Eskimo Pi).

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    dadoctah  almost 2 years ago

    I’m probably poisoning the well by posting this publicly, but it’s cheaper to buy three egg rolls at Jack in the Box than two.

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    Kroykali  almost 2 years ago

    Today’s classic FoxTrot Sunday strip:

    https://www.gocomics.com/foxtrot/2001/06/10

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    jzummak  almost 2 years ago

    That would be an approximately 10.583-inch pizza.

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    Robert4170  almost 2 years ago

    Jason and Marcus are essentially just asking for two slices of pizza for 3 bucks. The pizza place said no.

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    littlejohn Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Go for the 10" pizza. (D)(D)(π/4) will get you 78.54 square inches of pizza pie.

    (I can’t get GoComics to do a superscript to make a D squared.)

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    The Humanist Boss  almost 2 years ago

    Steve is a funny guy and he is not the only one who needs a math tutor.

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    MayCauseBurns  almost 2 years ago

    Pizza is round, put in a square box, then cut into triangles

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    William Bednar Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    So, they would wind up with a 4 in strip of pizza dough, formed into a circle, with a 12" hold in the center? Sort of like a flat-ish doughnut. with pizza toppings? Humm. That might just become popular!

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    Carl Fink Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    How many years has it been since we saw Steve? Maybe Denise, or Roger’s co-workers, may return from the Great Limbo of Unused Characters some day?

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    Seed_drill  almost 2 years ago

    My friends figured the areas of two larges vs. three mediums on the back of a napkin at Pizza Hut to determine which was more pizza. It was two larges.

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    A R V reader  almost 2 years ago

    For $3.00 these days, they could share a thin slice of plain cheese pizza.

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    Uninspired Artist  almost 2 years ago

    Don’t go be anyone else’s tutor, you’re already tutoring have the town

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    Twelve Badgers in a Suit Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    That means the 12-inch pizza costs 13¢ per square inch and the 16-inch pizza costs 7.5¢ per square inch. You’d think two intelligent math nerds would be able to figure out that the pizza isn’t being priced by the square inch. Or do they study math independent of logic?

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  almost 2 years ago

    Did Steve also say you and Marcus were banned from there as well? I also think a custom order like that would cost more than three bucks.

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    Spence12 Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Did they take into consideration that the crust that no one eats is equal on both pizzas…. and that sometimes when you buy one amount, you can get extra for a proportionally cheaper amount?

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    scyphi26  almost 2 years ago

    On the upside, they just earned themselves some fame as one of those “you would not believe what these customers were trying to ask for” stories that are so often exchanged among employees in the retail world.

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    yangeldf  almost 2 years ago

    I did the math, this is the equivalent of a pizza that’s about 10 and a half inches across, that is a relatively small pie that I can see a couple of kids splitting, but I can’t think of any restaurants that would sell a pie that size for only $3

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    mindjob  almost 2 years ago

    Now I’ll feel even more full when I stuff my face with pizza, thanks!

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    paranormal  almost 2 years ago

    You can’t blame Jason for trying…

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    biz.gocomics  almost 2 years ago

    So, a little pizza with a radius slightly larger than five inches…which would be a ten inch pizza. Well played, Jason and Marcus! (But there’s no way they’re actually going to make it for you…)

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    tcayer  almost 2 years ago

    What they SHOULD do, is wait for the next person to come alaong and order a 12 inch, then offer them the $3, and when the 14" comes, cut a 12 inch circle out of the middle, and PRESTO!

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    locake  almost 2 years ago

    If it is not on the menu, it is not available.

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    6turtle9  almost 2 years ago

    I like pizza.

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    pixiekitten Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    And they said we’d never need math after school was over.

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    bajacalla Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    so what is the equivalent of two slices of pizza?

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    bookworm0812  almost 2 years ago

    Would that be a 14-inch diameter pizza? I dunno. I kind of suck with When using π.

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    Larryb8415  almost 2 years ago

    10 inch pizza for $3, not bad.

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    jtrevor99  almost 2 years ago

    Question: what is the volume of a cylinder with radius z and height a?

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    Brian  Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    “Pizza prices are discrete, not continuous.”

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    Durak Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Would be a cool hook though, for a pizza shop. Selling the difference.

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    Richard Crouch  almost 2 years ago

    Pi * ZZ*A !!

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  almost 2 years ago

    Steve may need a Math tutor, but you still don’t have your pizza.

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    CoreyTaylor1  almost 2 years ago

    They went home singing,“Bye-bye to my piece o’the pie…”

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    bike2sac  almost 2 years ago

    You get a Sicilian pizza.

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    RickTengle  almost 2 years ago

    they got what they pay at for minimum wage

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    DM2860  almost 2 years ago

    They need to compare all sizes of pizza in order to figure out how much of the cost is labor and how much is materials. They are trying to pay for materials and forget about labor.

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    calliarcale  almost 2 years ago

    An important lesson has been learned: there is no obligation to price or sell pizzas (or anything else) in the units or quantities you desire. ;-) Corollary: they aren’t actually obliged to sell you anything at all, and if you’re not a customer, you’re possibly trespassing on private property. Hence, I suppose, the brevity of their visit.

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Also, the people working at the pizza shop don’t get to make the rules

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    Bryan Smith Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    The shop should take them up on the offer: Make a 16" pie, cut the 12" diameter piece out of the middle and sell them what’s left, which would almost entirely be crust. What the shop loses financially in the transaction will more than be made up by the knowledge that the boys will never make that offer again.

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    ProclaimLiberty  over 1 year ago

    Presuming the lads calculated the areas properly, the 88 square inches of ingredients should allow them a personal-sized pizza of about 10+1/2 inches in diameter.

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    Stranger things fan  over 1 year ago

    Did him dirty is he really that bad

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    Ceggie‏  3 months ago

    woah!

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