# How to Cut a Pizza into 8 Slices! [And Why?]

The most common and popular slicing technique is dividing the pizza pie into 8 slices. It is my favorite too. As it allows 2 pieces per individual in our family of 4. Also, there are far lesser arguments about the same between my son and daughter, and everyone feels content having 2 slices, which simply isn’t the case with a single piece.

**To cut a pizza into 8 slices divide the pie into two equal halves vertically and horizontally resulting in 4 slices, thereon divide each slice into 2 equal parts. Alternatively, after dividing the pie into 2 equal halves cut a circle around the center of the pie to get 8 slices.**

In this article, we shall look into two different ways that a pizza can be sliced into 8 slices equally and unequally. Also, the reason why most pizzas are commonly sliced into 8 slices.

## How to cut a pizza into 8 slices?

There are two ways to cut a pizza into 8 slices that a group of people can share. Let us look into them.

### Getting 8 equal slices:

**Steps to cut a pizza into 8 equal slices: **

**Divide the pie into two equal halves horizontally and vertically resulting in 4 equal slices.****Further, divide each slice into halves.****You have divided the pizza pie into 8 equal slices.**

### Getting 8 unequal slices:

**Steps to divide a pizza into 8 unequal slices **

**Divide the pie into two equal halves horizontally and vertically resulting in 4 equal slices.****Cut a circle that passes through all four slices dividing the pie into 8 slices.**

## Why should you cut a Pizza into 8 slices?

Most pizza pies are commonly cut into 8 parts be they large or small. Larger pies are cut into 8 slices so that they are easier to hold as well as each groupie gets a good size slice of the pizza. 8 slices in a large pizza look good aesthetically as well.

Also, it is pretty simple to cut a pie into 8 slices. Once you have divided the pie into 4 slices. You have to divide them further by making two more diagonal lines. It is easier for the pie to be divided into 8 slices compared o 6 or 10 slices.

**Reasons to divide the pizza into 8 slices. **

**It is easier to divide into 8 slices.****More chances of people getting equivalent slices.****Larger pies divided into 8 are easier to hold.****The size of each slice is substantial when cutting a large pizza.**

## Pizza Theorem for 8 slices of pizza

According to geometry, the pizza theorem states that two equal areas are obtained when a circular shape is separated in a certain way.

The theorem is called a pizza theorem because it mimics a traditional pizza-slicing technique. It shows that if two people share a pizza sliced into 8 pieces (or any multiple of 4 greater than 8), and take alternating slices, then they will each get an equal amount of pizza, irrespective of the central cutting point.

If there are 2 people sharing the same pizza then dividing the pizza according to the pizza theorem both of them individually will get equal slices.

## Pro Tips To Cut A Pizza Perfectly:

- Use sharp cutting tools that help to make slices easily such as Chef’s knife, Pizza Knife, Pizza Scissors, etc.
- Using a Pizza wheel is one of the most popular ways of cutting tools. To get neat and clean slices and not let the cheese stick to the wheel, move the wheel back and forth.
- The best time to cut a pizza is when it is out of the oven but hasn’t totally cooled. Wait for 2- 3 minutes before cutting as the pizza is super hot. You need the pizza to be cooler if you are using Pizza scissors.
- If you aren’t very confident about cutting slices, make markings on the dough before popping it in the oven.

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