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FYI-FTR, Attn LH: a Pepperoni Pizza, sliced . . .

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Pizza, sliced:

A pizza slice, illustrating parts-wholes relationships
A pizza slice, illustrating parts-wholes relationships

(Relevant to, is a finite whole greater than any of its proper parts?)

BTW, Euclid, opening remarks:

Axioms.
i . Things which are equal to the same, or to equals, are equal to each other.

ii . If equals be added to equals the sums will be equal.
iii . If equals be taken from equals the remainders will be equal.
iv . If equals be added to unequals the sums will be unequal.
v . If equals be taken from unequals the remainders will be unequal.
vi . The doubles of equal magnitudes are equal.
vii . The halves of equal magnitudes are equal.
viii . Magnitudes that can be made to coincide are equal.

ix . The whole is greater than its part.
(This axiom is included in the following, which is a fuller statement:—)
ix’. The whole is equal to the sum of all its parts . . .

In context of course the wholes are finite (the Greeks rejected the actual infinite)  and the parts, proper ones.

Food for thought from 2300+ Years ago. END