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Mixing Math and Poetry



 

Puzzle ID:#21644
Fun:*** (2.79)
Difficulty:**** (3.13)
Category:Other
Submitted By:donfrench**

 

 

 



What kind of poem am I?

(12 + 144 + 20 + (3 x (4^.5)))/7 + 5 x 11 = (9 ^2) + 0





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Comments

gamegirl*
Mar 19, 2005

that was fun, but I totally didn't know the answer.
gamegirl*
Mar 19, 2005

that was fun, but I totally didn't know the answer.
doggyxpus*
Mar 19, 2005

That is really ingenius.
runscapekiller**
Mar 19, 2005

humina humina humina humina
annie9698**
Mar 20, 2005

wow! you have way too much time on your hands
theketchupwins*
Mar 20, 2005

haha, that was great.
something*us*
Mar 21, 2005

SOOO GOOD!!
zzz_m_a_n
Mar 21, 2005

Now that was cool.
penguinatheart*
Mar 21, 2005

pretty well impossible to get, but fun once you see the answer
penguinatheart*
Mar 21, 2005

pretty well impossible to get, but fun once you see the answer
penguinatheart*
Mar 21, 2005

pretty well impossible to get, but fun once you see the answer
penguinatheart*
Mar 21, 2005

pretty well impossible to get, but fun once you see the answer
penguinatheart*
Mar 21, 2005

pretty well impossible to get, but fun once you see the answer
aardvark
Mar 21, 2005

very witty. I had no idea.
TehIgnored*us*
Mar 22, 2005

Beer in a can....BRILLIANT!

A Mathematical Limmerick....BRILLIANT!!
filetmerlot
Mar 23, 2005

Beer in a can-Disgusting
Beer on draught - Brilliant
this Teaser - Impressive
DaedalusAde
Mar 23, 2005

I h8 you donfrench, making me think. Tsk tsk tsk.
swimmer4life292*
Mar 24, 2005

That was the most spiffy thing!!! OMG!!!! That was oh so cool!!!!! I am...OH!!! that was soooo cool!!!!!!!! WOOT! WOOT! GO donfrench!!!!!!

^^I agree with sum1 up there...you MUST have alot of time on your hands....^^ LOL!!!

This is me now ( ) from staring at the flippin screen for almost 10 minutes!!!!
rose_rox*ca*
Mar 24, 2005

Genius!!!
freshoutofcrabs
Mar 29, 2005

OMG that was AWESOME!

Here I was trying to see if the equation was true, when all I had to do was say it out loud. HEHE!!

You rock. Keep it up.
psychedelictoad**
Mar 30, 2005

That is great! I would have never gotten it!
Israel-Girl*
Mar 30, 2005

i don't get it.
ttmama**
Apr 09, 2005

drea_r_70*
Apr 20, 2005

That was a bit hard but fun none the less
wolfy68**
Apr 20, 2005

Brilliant! and, Impossible for some of us, .... Tell the truth...you're a rocket scientist, not just a poet...
wolfy68**
Apr 20, 2005

Brilliant! and, Impossible for some of us, .... Tell the truth...you're a rocket scientist, not just a poet...
FulanitoGM*sv*
Apr 20, 2005

I got as far as figuring out that both sides were the same, but there was NO way I was going to get the limerick in its final published form! Really cool teaser, mainly because I never thought math and limericks (two things I'm quite fond of) could be combined so expertly. WTG!
donfrench*
Apr 20, 2005

Well, glad you all liked it. I will have to work on another one now.
gamegirl*
Apr 20, 2005

THIS IS A REPEAT
THIS IS A REPEAT
THIS IS A REPEAT

WHY PRINT REPEATS?
gamegirl*
Apr 20, 2005

THIS IS A REPEAT
THIS IS A REPEAT
THIS IS A REPEAT

WHY PRINT REPEATS?
Ozymandias**
Apr 20, 2005

VERY DIFFICULT! The hint did not help, but the answer makes sense.
itsonlyme**
Apr 20, 2005

This poem was written by John Saxon (an author of math textbooks).
LaBrains
Apr 20, 2005

GEEZ....How did you come up with that? ~Pretty cool!~
Lins
Apr 20, 2005

?????????????????????????????????And what is Math again? Answer: Just my worst subject ever!!!!!!!!!!!!
(user deleted)
Apr 20, 2005

Nice. But as pointed out by itsonlyme, you should give attribution. Your comment that you 'will have to work on another one now' implies you wrote it. Bad juju.
quantumpbrane*us*
Apr 20, 2005

brilliant. i have a friend who is a math prof in texas. i'll be sending him this one.....
darthforman*
Apr 20, 2005

You'd have to be pretty smart to figure that one out.

Good one.

Even though I couldn't have gotten it without the looking at the answer.
dbs241*us**
Apr 20, 2005

I didn't get it until I looked at the answer, but it's a great teaser! Love it!
virusman*
Apr 20, 2005

Was really hard, got me stumped
(user deleted)
Apr 20, 2005

Great fun. I figured out the math part but would never have gotten the rhyme. To the math point...to make the formula correct put parens around the (5x11).
donfrench*
Apr 20, 2005

I am sorry if it seems that I implied that I composed this puzzle. I did not write it. I did not know at the time who did write it, as it was sent to me a long time ago. But I am happy that someone provided the information. When I said I would try writing another one I meant that I thought that I would try my hand at writing one, is all.

Are all the submisssions to this site supposed to be original creations by the submitter? If I had known that I certainly would not have submitted it. Thanks for pointing out the error in my ways.
Chelsie*
Apr 20, 2005

um...
(user deleted)
Apr 20, 2005

I thought it was allright
deadeye823**
Apr 20, 2005

i wonder if anyone got that...
smosaka*
Apr 20, 2005

I thought it was weird
JennyTECC
Apr 20, 2005

Well I thought it was AWESOME I got the math part of it right, which was 81, just didn't know the poem. I'm going to print it out for my Algebra Teacher. We were working on word problems last night. He'll love it!
brain_deadAjm*
Apr 20, 2005

that one was easy but good
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Apr 20, 2005

HA HA! That was very clever, but I didn't get it..... I was thinking more of like an expression or something.....
jaggirl91us
Apr 20, 2005

i punched the numbers into the calculator and it equaled 519, not 81
ImUrLuCkYcHaRm**
Apr 20, 2005

that was TOtaLLy HaRd! DUh!!!
cookeechick05Aus
Apr 20, 2005

I luv math but I hat literature. so I guess I had somewhat of an advantage.
Muffintins*
Apr 20, 2005

That was REALLY dum
nvsourab
Apr 20, 2005

It is a fun poem and it was hard!!!!!!!!
BastetA*
Apr 20, 2005

Outstanding!
My3Heathens
Apr 21, 2005

I thought it was a pretty darn good one. But I am also dumb at math. I was reading the phone to see if it was a message
timilee*us*
Apr 21, 2005

Too many +(/^))*-\+='s around TAX season to enjoy.
The poem was nice, if it just wasn't "mixed" with the math.
Nicholle*
Apr 21, 2005

Wow!
saucyangel*
Apr 21, 2005

hey, jaggirl! i did it in my head, and i got 81! (maybe you should work on your calculator skills...the ( )'s really do mean something!)

donfrench, i thought it was great!
kaityaz_finest
Apr 24, 2005

well done had me thinkn 4 a while
norcekrius*
May 07, 2005

Don, it's not simply that the submissions here are supposed to be original. What you did is plagiarism: you took the original work of someone else and published it under your own name.

In addition, this puzzle is protected under copyright in at least the USA and UK.

I strongly recommend that you read up on the intellectual property rights of the areas you inhabit, since you apparently don't have an innate sense for the concepts.

There's a huge difference between showing a puzzle to a friend when you find it in a book, and copying the puzzle to publish on a high-traffic web site. The first is "fair use"; the second is subject to prosecution.
karadenault*
May 21, 2005

It was a little too hard!!
silly_goose*us*
Jun 13, 2005

Hey itsonlyme (that comment is waaaay up there, it took me a while to comment) it's interesting that Saxon wrote it. My dad teaches Saxon math, and he was stumped for weeks on this puzzle....in fact, i wonder if he's figured out the answer yet....lol.
Good one, donfrench! I absolutely loved it!!
Question_MarkAsx*
Jul 27, 2005

81 is my fav. number .
deepseaAus*
Oct 02, 2005

just
AZTTT**
Oct 04, 2005

I didn't get it, but that was GREAT!
michelle3617Aus*
Oct 18, 2005

Well I really wasn't sure where I was supposed to go with this, but it made a lot of sense after reading the answer.
smarty_blondy*ro*
Nov 05, 2005

Chalenging, fun, cleverly done! Just the way i love them!
boodlerAgb*
Nov 26, 2005

I've not read that many, but this is the first one that made me laugh out loud! Werry good indeed
TheEarthling*no*
Jan 20, 2006

Woh! Clever!
luckythirteenAus*
May 14, 2006

Excellent teaser! This is definitly one of a kind! It would have been better if I had actually gotten it, but oh well. Besides that, I love it!
OldChinaHand**
Aug 03, 2006

'I solved this one in my head in less than one minute. Way too easy.' I read a better version of this teaser somewhere.
brainsterAin*
Aug 03, 2006

I found it very creative and nice! Well done!
jj_is_coolAus*
Dec 22, 2006

WOW !
lkp68Aus
Jun 07, 2007

Wow!!! That was amazing. great great job!



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