The local pizza place where my son works does a special on some slow nights. If you order between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., your small pizza costs the same as the time you called. If you call at 5:20, your pizza costs $5.20. I have been known to call at 5 p.m. on those nights and order two small pizzas, thinking I'm getting more pizza than ordering one large pizza, while paying less than the price of a large.

Apparently, I've been cheating my boys out of pizza, according to ASAPScience and their Pizza Equation video:

I see the math. I understand what they're saying, but I'm skeptical because of what my eyes see. Is there really more pizza in one 20-inch pizza than in six 8-inch pizzas?

I want to buy six 8-inch pizzas and one 20-inch pizza, and rip up the 8-inch pizzas to put on top of the 20-inch just to test this out practically. Will there be parts of the 20-inch pizza that didn't get covered by the parts of the 8-inch pizzas? I really think that's the only way I will fully embrace this as actual truth.

Or am I looking at this completely wrong?

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.