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custom sized pies
Pepperoni crust pizza—but at what price?
Mario’s idea is to offer a pepperoni crust on any pizza. He wants to offer
the best possible value to his customers so he’ll only add the minimum
price needed to cover the cost of the extra pepperoni. Sounds simple,
right? But Mario has a problem with the sequence of events in the pizza
The customer rings up with their order.
Mario says how much it will be.
Mario makes the pizza.
I’d like a 14"
The catch is…Mario’s pizzas are custom sized!
If Mario only offered a couple of pizza sizes you could just make
the crust for each size once and then always add the cost of that
amount. But Mario likes to give his customers as much choice as
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I let the customer choose the size
they want—any size—8-inch, 23-inch,
whatever. But to give them the right
price I need to know now many pieces of
pepperoni I’ll use on the edge—before I
make the pizza! Is this possible?