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    Default A Mathematical Poem

    Have a look at the equation first and see if you can work out the poem. If you can't, scroll down to the text.

    12 + 144 + 20 + 3√4 + (5 x 11) = 9 squared + 0 (I had to use the word "squared" as I can't do the 2 by the nine.)
























    A dozen, a gross and a score,
    Plus three times the square root of four,
    Divided by seven,
    Plus five times eleven,
    Equals nine squared but not a bit more.

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    Default Re: A Mathematical Poem

    Roscoe I think you have missed out the divided by seven from the formula.

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    Thank you Richard. I have done it again.


    Have a look at the equation first and see if you can work out the poem. If you can't, scroll down to the text.

    12 + 144 + 20 + 3√4 + (5 x 11) = 9 squared + 0 (I had to use the word "squared" as I can't do the 2 by the nine.)
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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,
    Equals nine squared but not a bit more.

    Sourced from the TV programme "Q.I."
    Last edited by Roscoe; 18-06-2019 at 05:16 PM.
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    Default Re: A Mathematical Poem

    Now you have divided both sides by 7

    Try this - I think.

    12 + 144 + 20 + ((3√4)/7) + (5 x 11) = 9 squared + 0

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    You're right. Thanks for that Decibel, I made a real cock up of that. Hopefully everyone can work it out and see the fun intended.
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    Default Re: A Mathematical Poem

    Nah, third time lucky... maybe

    (12 + 144 + 20 + 3*√4)/7 + (5 x 11) = 9 squared + 0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul.Cov View Post
    Nah, third time lucky... maybe

    (12 + 144 + 20 + 3*√4)/7 + (5 x 11) = 9 squared + 0
    Better ... (I think)

    (12 + 144 + 20 + 3*√4)/7 + (5 x 11) = (9*9) + 0

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    Default Re: A Mathematical Poem

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    12 + 144 + 20 + 3√4 + (5 x 11) = 9 squared + 0 (I had to use the word "squared" as I can't do the 2 by the nine.)



    "

    Didn't know what a gross was.

    Except horrible maths things like that are gross to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    Didn't know what a gross was.

    Except horrible maths things like that are gross to me.
    If a dozen chooks each each laid an egg a day for twelve days that would make a gross omelette
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