A popular mathematical pizza joke that has been printed on posters is:

*Q: What is the volume of an object with depth a and radius z?
A: Pi*z*z*a.*

The joke has been cited in print since at least 1997.

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*NickGard*

9/19/97

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Silly ObPuzzle: My local pizza delivery company is called Perfect Pizza. This means that not only do the pizzas taste perfect but they are also perfectly circular and perfectly uniform in depth. They’ve just delivered a pizza with depth a, and radius z. What is its volume?

Larry Kyrala

@coldnebo

groan: What’s the volume of a pizza with radius z and depth a?

5:00 PM - 27 Feb 2009

mijj

@mijj

a pizza with radius Z and depth A has volume PI*Z*Z*A : ref reddit user Benjaminsen http://is.gd/13uEp

9:51 AM - 16 Jun 2009

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Re:4 whole pieces? (Score:5, Informative)

by Beardo the Bearded (321478) on Tuesday December 15, 2009 @02:02PM (#30447278)

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Someone on /. has a sig that said:

A pizza with depth a and radius z has a volume of pi z z a.

Today I Found Out

THE MATHEMATICAL VOLUME OF A PIZZA IS PIZZA

March 12, 2010 Daven Hiskey

Today I found out that the mathematical volume of a pizza is pizza. How does that work you say? Well if z = radius of the pizza and a = the height then Π * radius2 * height = Pi * z * z * a = Pizza.

If you have a pizza with radius “z” and thickness “a”, its volume is Pi(z*z)a (i.imgur.com)

submitted April 1, 2014 by BuzzBorn

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6. What is the volume of an object with depth a and radius z?

PI Z Z A