OT: a semi mathmatical puzzle 4 u - Printable Version +- HP Forums (https://archived.hpcalc.org/museumforum) +-- Forum: HP Museum Forums (https://archived.hpcalc.org/museumforum/forum-1.html) +--- Forum: Old HP Forum Archives (https://archived.hpcalc.org/museumforum/forum-2.html) +--- Thread: OT: a semi mathmatical puzzle 4 u (/thread-238649.html) OT: a semi mathmatical puzzle 4 u - Mike Reed - 02-04-2013 The following is a rhyming poem, in English. Can you solve it?? (12 + 144 + 20 + (3 * 4^(1/2))) / 7) + (5 * 11) = 9^2 + 0 I will post the answer Thursday morning, 2/7/13. Have fun! mike Re: OT: a semi mathmatical puzzle 4 u - Valentin Albillo - 02-05-2013 Quote: The following is a rhyming poem, in English. Can you solve it?? (12 + 144 + 20 + (3 * 4^(1/2))) / 7) + (5 * 11) = 9^2 + 0 I will post the answer Thursday morning, 2/7/13. Have fun! mike You'd do well to include the proviso that people must not google for your numeric expression lest they'll completely ruin the fun. Regards. V. ``` ``` Re: OT: a semi mathmatical puzzle 4 u - Mike Reed - 02-05-2013 Thank you Valentin! I hadn't thought of that possibility. It is so noted as Valentin has stated above! Re: OT: a semi mathmatical puzzle 4 u - Ken Shaw - 02-05-2013 You have an unmatched parenthesis there. Is that intentional? Re: OT: a semi mathmatical puzzle 4 u - John B. Smitherman - 02-05-2013 Parentheses? Why isn't this an RPN puzzle? ;-) Re: OT: a semi mathmatical puzzle 4 u - Mike Reed - 02-05-2013 No, it isn't... Chalk it up to my muscular dystrophy. I'm reduced to one-handed typing on a Dvorak Right-hand-only keyboard, and make MANY double strike typographical mistakes. Please ignore the odd parenthesis. mike EDIT: The correction should read: ((12 + 144 + 20 + (3 * 4^(1/2))) / 7) + (5 * 11) = 9^2 + 0 Edited: 6 Feb 2013, 10:57 a.m. Re: OT: a semi mathmatical puzzle 4 u - Chazs - 02-05-2013 Quote: Parentheses? Why isn't this an RPN puzzle? ;-) A poem from an HP42S: ```4 ENTER .5 y^x 3 * 20 + 144 + 12 + 7 / 5 ENTER 11 * + 9 ENTER 2 y^x 0 + true! ``` The meter is a little off, but...name that riddle now.