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01-22-2016, 08:59 PM

If pronounced in plain English, this algebraic equation makes a poem.

A limerick, actually.

:24:

Have at it ya'll!

A limerick, actually.

:24:

Have at it ya'll!

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01-22-2016, 08:59 PM

If pronounced in plain English, this algebraic equation makes a poem.

A limerick, actually.

:24:

Have at it ya'll!

A limerick, actually.

:24:

Have at it ya'll!

NN5I

01-23-2016, 12:20 AM

Wade, if you claim to be a Southerner, you've just gotta learn where the apostrophe goes in y'all.

As for the riddle -- darn -- beats me.

As for the riddle -- darn -- beats me.

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01-23-2016, 07:03 AM

It begins...

"A dozen, a gross and a score... "

"A dozen, a gross and a score... "

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01-23-2016, 10:22 PM

"Plus three times the square root of four..." :whistle:

the next two lines of the limerick are obvious, come on guys...

the next two lines of the limerick are obvious, come on guys...

ke0me

01-23-2016, 10:38 PM

my brain hurts too much, I'm out of RAM.

NN5I

01-24-2016, 10:38 AM

Humph. It's arithmetic, not algebra.

I originally got the "a dozen, a gross and a score" but the rest evaded me until Wade showed how to read the rest of the denominator. The equation is incorrect anyway,

I originally got the "a dozen, a gross and a score" but the rest evaded me until Wade showed how to read the rest of the denominator. The equation is incorrect anyway,

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01-24-2016, 04:32 PM

Humph. It's arithmetic, not algebra.

I originally got the "a dozen, a gross and a score" but the rest evaded me until Wade showed how to read the rest of the denominator. The equation is incorrect anyway,

Nope, the math is right.

The square root of 4 is 2, so 3 x 2 is 6.

So 12 + 144 + 20 + 6 = 182

182 / 7 = 26 and then 5 x 11 = 55

26 + 55 = 81 = 9 x 9 :idea:

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So the 2 short lines of the limerick read... come on guys...

I originally got the "a dozen, a gross and a score" but the rest evaded me until Wade showed how to read the rest of the denominator. The equation is incorrect anyway,

Nope, the math is right.

The square root of 4 is 2, so 3 x 2 is 6.

So 12 + 144 + 20 + 6 = 182

182 / 7 = 26 and then 5 x 11 = 55

26 + 55 = 81 = 9 x 9 :idea:

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So the 2 short lines of the limerick read... come on guys...

NN5I

01-24-2016, 05:11 PM

That's what I get for doing it in my head.

I had to do something in my head -- there's little else going on in there nowadays.

I had to do something in my head -- there's little else going on in there nowadays.

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01-24-2016, 05:24 PM

I shall taunt you once again...

"A dozen, a gross and a score,

Plus three times the square root of four"

...

...

and I'll tell you the rest tomorrow just before bed. Which for me is pretty early

"A dozen, a gross and a score,

Plus three times the square root of four"

...

...

and I'll tell you the rest tomorrow just before bed. Which for me is pretty early

NN5I

01-24-2016, 05:26 PM

Oh, I already know the rest.

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01-25-2016, 07:19 PM

A dozen, a gross, and a score

Plus three times the square root of four

Divided by seven

Plus five times eleven

Is nine squared and not a bit more.

And then there is...

The meter the math and the rhyme,

So perfect it's almost a crime,

Your poetic equation,

Proves my declaration,

With numbers you're better than I'm.

Plus three times the square root of four

Divided by seven

Plus five times eleven

Is nine squared and not a bit more.

And then there is...

The meter the math and the rhyme,

So perfect it's almost a crime,

Your poetic equation,

Proves my declaration,

With numbers you're better than I'm.

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