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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2010 - 12:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A man who I met only once explained to me the "Theory of Pizza Relativity." What is the theory?

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Something about the amount of slices in pizzas of varying sizes?
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Something about the amount of slices in pizzas of varying sizes? No
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Anything to do with the joke about how many slices the customer wants the pizza cut into?
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"Six...I don't think I can eat eight." LOL!!!
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Anything to do with the joke about how many slices the customer wants the pizza cut into? No

"Six...I don't think I can eat eight." LOL!!! LOL indeed.... =)
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Does it have anything to do with the pizza base? filling? how long time it takes to make it? how long it takes to deliver? how many people working there?
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Does it have anything to do with the pizza base? filling? how long time it takes to make it? how long it takes to deliver? how many people working there? No to all
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Is the consequence of this theory experienced by those who order pizza? eat pizza? bake pizza? serve pizza? Or is it a FA that this theory "explains" something that people experience in their everyday lives?

Aside: I heard a bunch of "theories" like this (or rather, like I'm assuming this to be) on a radio program about three weeks ago. Maybe I'll make mini-puzzles out of some of them.
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Is the consequence of this theory experienced by those who order pizza? Yope... eat pizza? ...and Yes - No to rest. And a slight FA. bake pizza? serve pizza? Or is it a FA that this theory "explains" something that people experience in their everyday lives? Yope, I think, and the FA mentioned above is a different one.

Aside: I heard a bunch of "theories" like this (or rather, like I'm assuming this to be) on a radio program about three weeks ago. Maybe I'll make mini-puzzles out of some of them. That would be cool, although I'm fairly certain that this theory is nothing like you're assuming.
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The consequence of this theory, does it kick in as the pizza is ordered? delivered? while eating? after finishing?

The ones experiencing this, are they people in general? or a spesific group?
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The consequence of this theory, does it kick in as the pizza is ordered? Before this, FA delivered? FA while eating? Before this after finishing? Before this

The ones experiencing this, are they people in general? or a spesific group? This
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This spesific group, does it matter from where they order the pizzas?
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This spesific group, does it matter from where they order the pizzas? Not really, FA
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Has it anything to do with pizzas at all? Let's say they wanted Chinese, would the same apply then?
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Has it anything to do with pizzas at all? Yes Let's say they wanted Chinese, would the same apply then? Maybe, but not as likely
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Does it have to be delivered to apply? Would the same theory apply if someone called and collected? If they walked to the pizza store and ordered at the counter?
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Oh..not ordering and before eating - Is making pizza from scratch relevant?
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Does it have to be delivered to apply? No - in fact, it CANNOT apply if delivered! Would the same theory apply if someone called and collected? The theory works for this... If they walked to the pizza store and ordered at the counter? ...and this.

Oh..not ordering and before eating - Is making pizza from scratch relevant? No
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Does the theory have do do with how much you pay? the state the pizza is in when you receive it (hot, cold, fresh-tasting, etc.)? Whether you get the correct order (as opposed to someone else's)?
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Can one person, buying one pizza and eating it alone, experience this? Or is sharing pizza relevant? Or a group of people buying more than one? Is the time between ordering the pizza and it being made relevant? Size of the order relevant? Money involved?
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Since it doesn't apply when delivered, is it relevant how the customer gets to the pizza shop? how long it takes?
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Does the theory have do do with how much you pay? Yes the state the pizza is in when you receive it (hot, cold, fresh-tasting, etc.)? No Whether you get the correct order (as opposed to someone else's)? No

Can one person, buying one pizza and eating it alone, experience this? Yes Or is sharing pizza relevant? No, but... Or a group of people buying more than one? ...this could be yope-experienced in a group. Is the time between ordering the pizza and it being made relevant? Not really Size of the order relevant? No Money involved? Yes

Since it doesn't apply when delivered, is it relevant how the customer gets to the pizza shop? YES how long it takes? Not really
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Can you experience this when going to a pizza place once, and buying one pizza? Or is a difference between prices at different times relevant? Or different locations? Is it that the cheapest pizza place is always the farthest away?
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Can you experience this when going to a pizza place once, and buying one pizza? Possibly Or is a difference between prices at different times relevant? No Or different locations? No Is it that the cheapest pizza place is always the farthest away? No

HINT: There's relevant information about the man who told me this theory.
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Does he: sell pizza? Make pizza? Eat lots of pizza? Hate pizza? Is the cost of pizza relevant? The tastiness? The amount of food in it? The quality of ingredients?
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Does he: sell pizza? Make pizza? Eat lots of pizza? Hate pizza? None of these are relevant Is the cost of pizza relevant? Yes The tastiness? The amount of food in it? The quality of ingredients? No to rest
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Paying relevant? Payment method? Change? Exact prices? Price differences between different pizzas? Drinks being included (or not) relevant? Special prices, such as lunch prices, relevant?
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Paying relevant? Payment method? Change? Exact prices? Yope to this, No to rest Price differences between different pizzas? Drinks being included (or not) relevant? Special prices, such as lunch prices, relevant?
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Prices int he form of something.99? Or .49? Or other tricks making it seem less expensive? Or is a lack of tricks like this relevant? Or inconsistent use?
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Prices int he form of something.99? Or .49? Or other tricks making it seem less expensive? Or is a lack of tricks like this relevant? Or inconsistent use? None of this. The theory involves an average price for a pizza - about $10.
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Hang on, what size pizza are we talking about? Or where are you getting this pizza? Unless it's a personal size, that seems cheap...
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Hang on, what size pizza are we talking about? Not relevant to the theory Or where are you getting this pizza? Ditto - the only thing relevant about where one is getting the pizza is that it requires that one drive to get there. Unless it's a personal size, that seems cheap... There's a place back home that has pretty good prices on pizza...it's not a national chain, so that may be why.

HINT: Remember the man...there's still a lot to find out about him.
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Are any of these related to the theory:
amount of toppings put on the pizza
specific toppings used on the pizza
the type of crust used
the amount of cheese on the pizza
how hot or cold the pizza is when served
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Is his job relevant? Any hobbies? Age? Income? Looks?
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Are any of these related to the theory:
amount of toppings put on the pizza
specific toppings used on the pizza
the type of crust used
the amount of cheese on the pizza
how hot or cold the pizza is when served All irrel

Is his job relevant? Very Any hobbies? Age? Income? Looks? No to rest, with an "ish" on "age".
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Does the man work for the pizza place? Does his job require the use of a vehicle? Is the location of the pizza place and the location of the man's workplace relevant (assuming he doesn't work at the pizza place)?
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Does the man work for the pizza place? No Does his job require the use of a vehicle? YES... (beware FA) Is the location of the pizza place and the location of the man's workplace relevant (assuming he doesn't work at the pizza place)? No, FA
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Does the man work from home?
Is it relevant to know the time of day when he gets pizza? Lunch/dinner? Some other time?
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Vehicle = Bicycle? Motorcycle? Other-cycle? Train?

Airplane? Hang glider? Helicopter? Space shuttle?

(Since you said "beware FA", I'm going for all the not-usual vehicles used when delivering pizza that I can :-D)
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Fuel relevant? Fuel usage? Energy usage?
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Is he a taxi driver?
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Does the man work from home? No
Is it relevant to know the time of day when he gets pizza? Lunch/dinner? Some other time? FA

Vehicle = Bicycle? Motorcycle? Other-cycle? Train?

Airplane? Hang glider? Helicopter? Space shuttle? None of these

(Since you said "beware FA", I'm going for all the not-usual vehicles used when delivering pizza that I can :-D) FA, but a different one that I warned you about.

Fuel relevant? Fuel usage? Energy usage? No to all

Is he a taxi driver? No, but this is the closest guess so far. And the vehicle is a car.
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Is he some kind of driver? Or delivery man?
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Is he some kind of driver? Yope Or delivery man? No
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Is the vehicle a normal car? Or is there something special to it? Does he drive people from one point to another? Or from one point, around the place and back to the same point? Does he carry a weapon?
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Is the vehicle a normal car? Yes, FA Or is there something special to it? No, FA Does he drive people from one point to another? No Or from one point, around the place and back to the same point? No, but... Does he carry a weapon? No
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Does he drive several cars? Or is he a passenger in a car, or more than one car? Does another person ride in the car(s) with him?
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Does he drive several cars? Yope/Noish Or is he a passenger in a car, or more than one car? More than one, yes. Does another person ride in the car(s) with him? Yes...in this case, the "other person" was me.
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Is he a hitchhiker?
Is he able to drive a car? Or must he be a passenger? Does his job require him to be a passenger in cars? Do you give him a ride to work? Do you give him a ride to his house? To another place?
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Is he a hitchhiker? No
Is he able to drive a car? Yes Or must he be a passenger? See next Does his job require him to be a passenger in cars? YES Do you give him a ride to work? Do you give him a ride to his house? To another place? No to all - remember, I drove around for a while, but ended up at the same place I started.
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Is he a Driving instructor?
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Is he a Driving instructor? Yes - he was the instructor for my driving test.

Now how does his job relate to the theory?
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Well, maybe...the theory is that anyone who takes a driving test from him knows where the pizza place is? So if he begins the test by saying "Let's drive to 'Pizza World', the students know how to get there without being told?
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Well, maybe...the theory is that anyone who takes a driving test from him knows where the pizza place is? So if he begins the test by saying "Let's drive to 'Pizza World', the students know how to get there without being told? No - remember, this could apply to pretty much any pizza place, and it applies to a specific group of people.
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Is the specific group teenagers? people who have driver's licenses? people who take driver's instruction?
Does he give the test that allows people to earn a license? Or just more like a driver's ed(ucation) class?
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Is the specific group teenagers? No, but close... people who have driver's licenses? They do, but this is not the main characteristic of the group. people who take driver's instruction? No
Does he give the test that allows people to earn a license? This Or just more like a driver's ed(ucation) class?
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People who are in college?
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People who are in college? Yes!!

RECAP: The guy who supervised my driver's test told me his "Theory of Pizza Relativity" during the test. It involves college students who are driving to get pizza, and the average cost of pizza (about $10) is relevant.

What's left: why are the college students going to get pizza? Why must the students be driving? And what's the significance of the cost?
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Does the theory include how many students travel there to get pizza? The distance from the pizza store to where the students live?

Is the pizza shop in the same town as the college the students attend? Does this matter?
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Does the theory include how many students travel there to get pizza? NoThe distance from the pizza store to where the students live? No

Is the pizza shop in the same town as the college the students attend? Irrel Does this matter?
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$10 seems like a good price for a pizza, according to a college student? More worthwhile to pick it up than pay extra (or tip) for delivery?
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$10 seems like a good price for a pizza, according to a college student? Probably, but irrel More worthwhile to pick it up than pay extra (or tip) for delivery? Irrel
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Do the pizzas cost $10 every day? Or just certain days? Is this the "lowest priced pizza in town"?
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Do the pizzas cost $10 every day? Or just certain days? Irrel Is this the "lowest priced pizza in town"? No - remember, my instructor used that as the average pizza price. Focus more on the "driving" aspect, and remember that he's an instructor.
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Was your instructor some sort of cynical, wisecracking Larry David figure? Was he using stereotypes of typical students? Anything to do with the cost of lessons? The fee for the test?

Might your examiner say this about other groups of people? Or just students?

Is he implying that students tend to drive less well when needing a pizza fix?
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Was your instructor some sort of cynical, wisecracking Larry David figure? Actually, no. Was he using stereotypes of typical students? Not of students, but... Anything to do with the cost of lessons? The fee for the test? No, but a fee (ish) is relevant.

Might your examiner say this about other groups of people? Or just students? Just students

Is he implying that students tend to drive less well when needing a pizza fix? No, but not driving well is relevant.
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Did he make you buy him pizza because you were a college student?
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Did he make you buy him pizza because you were a college student? No - I was in high school at the time of the test.
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Does it apply to the ones taking driving lessons?
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Does it apply to the ones taking driving lessons? No - it applies to students who have their licenses already.
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Upon reading the puzzle statement, I thought it was that the volume of a cylindrical pizza with radius z and height a is pi*z*z*a. :P
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Is it about the cost of a pizza vs. the cost spent on gas when driving to get it? Does the theory have anything to do with whether it makes economic sense to drive to get a pizza?
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And that's a good one, Whirligig. Someone should make one of those silly math t-shirts with it.
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Upon reading the puzzle statement, I thought it was that the volume of a cylindrical pizza with radius z and height a is pi*z*z*a. :P The geek in me can't resist an LOL =)

Is it about the cost of a pizza vs. the cost spent on gas when driving to get it? No Does the theory have anything to do with whether it makes economic sense to drive to get a pizza? No

And that's a good one, Whirligig. Someone should make one of those silly math t-shirts with it. I have one of those silly math t-shirts - it says "Fibonacci: It's as easy as 1, 1, 2, 3." Amazing how many people don't get it. Although my Global professor loved it.

HINT: A driving instructor wants to make sure that people drive...
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HINT: A driving instructor wants to make sure that people drive...

Good thing you said that. I would have kind of thought the opposite, that a driving instructor would see all the stupid mistakes people make when learning how to drive, and would discourage young adults from being too eager to get their licenses before they are ready. Though I guess that would apply more to one who conducts driving tests.

Anyway, so does the theory specifically encourage people to drive to pick up pizzas? or to drive in general?

Does the connection to "relativity" have to do with driving speed? Does it imply that a pizza that is being transported at high speeds undergoes a favorable change relative to one that is at rest?
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Good thing you said that. I would have kind of thought the opposite, that a driving instructor would see all the stupid mistakes people make when learning how to drive, and would discourage young adults from being too eager to get their licenses before they are ready. Though I guess that would apply more to one who conducts driving tests. HINT REPHRASED: Finish the sentence - A driving instructor wants people to drive...

Anyway, so does the theory specifically encourage people to drive to pick up pizzas? or to drive in general? Neither - it only applies when people drive, though.

Does the connection to "relativity" have to do with driving speed? Does it imply that a pizza that is being transported at high speeds undergoes a favorable change relative to one that is at rest? No - it's just what he called the theory, and I don't think it technically involves relativity.
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HINT REPHRASED: Finish the sentence - A driving instructor wants people to drive...

slowly? carefully? courteously?

or is it something more specific, like avoiding others' blind spots or waiting after a turn to switch off the signal?

No - it's just what he called the theory, and I don't think it technically involves relativity.

Well, even if it did involve a pizza changing depending on the speed, it wouldn't be a serious application of relativity, as it doesn't take into account that you would change too in the same way, and that any effects would be far too small to justify any human action as a result.
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HINT REPHRASED: Finish the sentence - A driving instructor wants people to drive...

slowly? carefully? This, so his theory would hence involve.... courteously?

or is it something more specific, like avoiding others' blind spots or waiting after a turn to switch off the signal? No specifics are involved.

No - it's just what he called the theory, and I don't think it technically involves relativity.

Well, even if it did involve a pizza changing depending on the speed, it wouldn't be a serious application of relativity, as it doesn't take into account that you would change too in the same way, and that any effects would be far too small to justify any human action as a result. That would make a very interesting theory.
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so his theory would hence involve....

keeping one's eyes on the road? avoiding distractions (e.g. cell phones)? stopping at stop signs? looking all ways at every intersection? being aware of the brakes' stopping distance?
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Driving carefully as to not spill the load of pizzas in the front seat?
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so his theory would hence involve....

keeping one's eyes on the road? avoiding distractions (e.g. cell phones)? stopping at stop signs? looking all ways at every intersection? being aware of the brakes' stopping distance? Well...I suppose Yope to all; it's a lot more general than that - see below.

Driving carefully as to not spill the load of pizzas in the front seat? No.

HINT: The theory is about why one should drive safely, and the cost is involved.
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Cost of fuel? cost of accidents? Is the cost visualized in number of pizzas? As in "if you dent the car, it's going to cost you a hundred pizzas"?
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Cheap pizza = reckless driving?
Does the price of a speeding ticket factor in to the theory?
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Cost of fuel? No cost of accidents? No, but close Is the cost visualized in number of pizzas? Yes!! As in "if you dent the car, it's going to cost you a hundred pizzas"? Yes!!

Cheap pizza = reckless driving? No
Does the price of a speeding ticket factor in to the theory? That, and then some.

The rest is just toppings, so

**********SPOILER**********

While I was taking my driving test, my instructor told me his "Theory of Pizza Relativity." I will recite it as best I can:

"You're in high school, right? And the pizza's bad, right? Well, in college, the pizza's worse. So say about once a week, you go out for pizza in order to get away from the college food. Say that one time, you're in a rush to get there, and you run a red light, don't stop at a stop sign, or something else, and you get pulled over. In Connecticut, the ticket alone will cost you about 500 dollars. But your insurance will also go up, by a minimum of 500 dollars.

"Now, the average cost of pizza is what? About 10 dollars. Multiply that over the course of a year - 52 weeks - and that's what? 500 dollars or so. So whenever you're out driving, and you're tempted to speed, run a stop sign, et cetera, think of all the pizza you're saving by driving safe.


Nice job to everyone who worked on this, especially Galfisk and Ixoye, who had enough between them to finish off the last slice.
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Great puzzle, and you owe it to Instructor Einstein!
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Oh, I know, I know. Although the pizza here is actually really good.
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Fun puzzle! Money can seem abstract sometimes, so a visualization like this will drive the point home in a whole different way. I find myself visualizing money in number of skydives, and unless it's something I must have, I don't buy it if I'll get more enjoyment from the equivalent skydives.
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...not to mention I don't even have a car on campus. Although I'm sure if I did have my car here, I would be using it.

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