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Answer to Mathematical Puzzle  Mike Reed  02072013 Monday, I posted for your entertainment an equation that when read in English reveals a rhyming poem. I promised to post the answer today, so without (much) further ado... The equation: (12 + 144 + 20 + (3 * 4^(1/2))) / 7) + (5 * 11) = 9^2 + 0 The answer (has the rhyming pattern of a Limerick):
A Dozen, a Gross and a Score, I didn't create this; I'm merely passing it along to you. I've seen it attributed to John Saxon, and also attributed to Leigh Mercer. I have no idea whom the guilty party may actually be. Here's another example you can try to solve, also in English. (no fair Googling!) int_(1)^(3^(1/3)) z^2 dz cos(3pi/9) = ln e^(1/3) (Note: Readers outside the US, this works better if you allow yourself the agony of pronouncing the letter “z” as “zee”.)
I will post this answer one week from today.
mike Edited: 7 Feb 2013, 10:34 a.m.
Re: Answer to Mathematical Puzzle  fhub  02072013 Here's something similar, but probably only understandable by German people:
And you must have a bit 'dirty mind' ... ;)
Franz
Re: Answer to Mathematical Puzzle  LHH  02082013 I've been enjoying the puzzles and problems to solve so "Thanks!" to all who have been posting them. I was meandering down the right road on this one (had mulled "dozen" and "gross") but didn't get much further. Fun to think about though so on to the next one!
