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05 March 2014

Pancake Math

It's a puzzle... you have your perfect pancake batter. But it makes either too many or too few. What to do?

Well, a little higher mathmatics is all, apparently:
Students from Sheffield University's Maths Society (SUMS) developed, trialled and tested a formula which enables pancake-lovers to adjust for preferred thickness, griddle size, and number desired. Source.

And if that's too complex, the lovely students at Sheffield U have produced a handy-dandy calculator. It looks like this:


To use it you'll have to go to the university's website. Note, they're coming from the UK so when they say "pancake" they're thinking crepe-size, not the smaller American type. Bon appetit!

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