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Old 01-22-2016, 08:59 PM   #1
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Default Algebra Puzzle

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

A limerick, actually.



Have at it ya'll!
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Old 01-23-2016, 12:20 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 01-23-2016, 07:03 AM   #3
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It begins...

"A dozen, a gross and a score... "
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"Plus three times the square root of four..."

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

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So the 2 short lines of the limerick read... come on guys...
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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.
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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
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Oh, I already know the rest.
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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.
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