17 Jul 2018

Anyone seen a mathematical Limerick?

The British wordplay and recreational mathematics expert Leigh Mercer (1893–1977) devised the following mathematical limerick: 

 (12 + 144 + 20 + 3 x41/2)/ 7 + ( 5 × 11 ) = 9 2 + 0

In English this reads as:

    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.

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