OT: a semi mathmatical puzzle 4 u Mike Reed Member Posts: 82 Threads: 15 Joined: Jan 2008 02-04-2013, 05:15 PM 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 Valentin Albillo Posting Freak Posts: 1,755 Threads: 112 Joined: Jan 2005 02-05-2013, 03:23 AM 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. ``` ``` Mike Reed Member Posts: 82 Threads: 15 Joined: Jan 2008 02-05-2013, 11:10 AM Thank you Valentin! I hadn't thought of that possibility. It is so noted as Valentin has stated above! Ken Shaw Member Posts: 149 Threads: 7 Joined: Dec 2006 02-05-2013, 11:43 AM You have an unmatched parenthesis there. Is that intentional? John B. Smitherman Senior Member Posts: 256 Threads: 4 Joined: Sep 2007 02-05-2013, 03:05 PM Parentheses? Why isn't this an RPN puzzle? ;-) Mike Reed Member Posts: 82 Threads: 15 Joined: Jan 2008 02-05-2013, 07:50 PM 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. Chazs Junior Member Posts: 2 Threads: 0 Joined: Feb 2013 02-05-2013, 11:02 PM 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. « Next Oldest | Next Newest »

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