OT: a semi mathmatical puzzle 4 u



#8

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


#9

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.


#10

Thank you Valentin! I hadn't thought of that possibility. It is so noted as Valentin has stated above!

#11

You have an unmatched parenthesis there.

Is that intentional?


#12

Parentheses? Why isn't this an RPN puzzle? ;-)


#13

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.

#14

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.


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