1. ## 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. Sourced from the TV programme "Q.I." 2. ## Re: A Mathematical Poem

Roscoe I think you have missed out the divided by seven from the formula. 3. ## Re: A Mathematical Poem

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." 4. ## 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 5. ## Re: A Mathematical Poem

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. 6. ## Re: A Mathematical Poem

Nah, third time lucky... maybe

(12 + 144 + 20 + 3*√4)/7 + (5 x 11) = 9 squared + 0 7. ## Re: A Mathematical Poem Originally Posted by Paul.Cov 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  8. ## Re: A Mathematical Poem Originally Posted by Roscoe 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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Didn't know what a gross was.

Except horrible maths things like that are gross to me. 9. ## Re: A Mathematical Poem Originally Posted by piroska Didn't know what a gross was.

Except horrible maths things like that are gross to me.
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