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Mixing Math and Poetry

Category:Other
Submitted By:donfrench
Fun:*** (2.79)
Difficulty:**** (3.13)



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 on this teaser


Posted by gamegirl03/19/05
that was fun, but I totally didn't know the answer. :lol:

Posted by gamegirl03/19/05
that was fun, but I totally didn't know the answer. :lol:

Posted by doggyxp03/19/05
That is really ingenius.

Posted by runscapekiller03/19/05
humina humina humina humina :-? :-? :-?

Posted by annie969803/20/05
wow! you have way too much time on your hands

Posted by theketchupwins03/20/05
haha, that was great. :D

Posted by something03/21/05
SOOO GOOD!! 8)

Posted by penguinatheart03/21/05
pretty well impossible to get, but fun once you see the answer

Posted by penguinatheart03/21/05
pretty well impossible to get, but fun once you see the answer

Posted by penguinatheart03/21/05
pretty well impossible to get, but fun once you see the answer

Posted by penguinatheart03/21/05
pretty well impossible to get, but fun once you see the answer

Posted by penguinatheart03/21/05
pretty well impossible to get, but fun once you see the answer

Posted by aardvark03/21/05
very witty. I had no idea.

Posted by TehIgnored03/22/05
Beer in a can....BRILLIANT! A Mathematical Limmerick....BRILLIANT!!

Posted by filetmerlot03/23/05
Beer in a can-Disgusting Beer on draught - Brilliant this Teaser - Impressive

Posted by Daedalus03/23/05
I h8 you donfrench, making me think. Tsk tsk tsk. :)

Posted by swimmer4life29203/24/05
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....^^ :D LOL!!! This is me now ( :o ) from staring at the flippin screen for almost 10 minutes!!!!

Posted by rose_rox03/24/05
Genius!!!

Posted by psychedelictoad03/30/05
That is great! I would have never gotten it! :lol:

Posted by Israel-Girl03/30/05
i don't get it. :-?

Posted by ttmama04/09/05
:D :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Posted by drea_r_7004/20/05
That was a bit hard :-? but fun none the less :D

Posted by wolfy6804/20/05
Brilliant! and, Impossible for some of us, .... :cry: Tell the truth...you're a rocket scientist, not just a poet...:-?

Posted by wolfy6804/20/05
Brilliant! and, Impossible for some of us, .... :cry: Tell the truth...you're a rocket scientist, not just a poet...:-?

Posted by FulanitoGM04/20/05
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!

Posted by donfrench04/20/05
Well, glad you all liked it. I will have to work on another one now.

Posted by gamegirl04/20/05
THIS IS A REPEAT THIS IS A REPEAT THIS IS A REPEAT WHY PRINT REPEATS? :( :-? :x :x

Posted by gamegirl04/20/05
THIS IS A REPEAT THIS IS A REPEAT THIS IS A REPEAT WHY PRINT REPEATS? :( :-? :x :x

Posted by Ozymandias04/20/05
VERY DIFFICULT! The hint did not help, but the answer makes sense. :)

Posted by itsonlyme04/20/05
This poem was written by John Saxon (an author of math textbooks). :evil:

Posted by LaBrains04/20/05
GEEZ....How did you come up with that? ~Pretty cool!~ :lol:

Posted by Lins04/20/05
?????????????????????????????????And what is Math again? Answer: Just my worst subject ever!!!!!!!!!!!! :x :-? :oops:

Posted by quantumpbrane04/20/05
brilliant. i have a friend who is a math prof in texas. i'll be sending him this one.....

Posted by darthforman04/20/05
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. :oops:

Posted by dbs24104/20/05
I didn't get it until I looked at the answer, but it's a great teaser! Love it! :D

Posted by virusman04/20/05
Was really hard, got me stumped

Posted by donfrench04/20/05
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.

Posted by Chelsie04/20/05
um... :evil:

Posted by deadeye82304/20/05
i wonder if anyone got that...

Posted by smosaka04/20/05
I thought it was weird

Posted by brain_dead04/20/05
that one was easy but good :-?

Posted by FeaerFactorY66604/20/05
HA HA! :D :lol: That was very clever, but I didn't get it..... :-? I was thinking more of like an expression or something.....

Posted by jaggirl9104/20/05
i punched the numbers into the calculator and it equaled 519, not 81 :x :oops:

Posted by ImUrLuCkYcHaRm04/20/05
:lol: that was TOtaLLy HaRd! DUh!!! :P

Posted by cookeechick0504/20/05
I luv math but I hat literature. so I guess I had somewhat of an advantage. :-?

Posted by Muffintins04/20/05
That was REALLY dum :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Posted by nvsourab04/20/05
It is a fun poem and it was hard!!!!!!!! :roll: :-?

Posted by Bastet04/20/05
Outstanding! :D

Posted by My3Heathens04/21/05
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 :roll: :D

Posted by timilee04/21/05
Too many +(/^))*-\+='s around TAX season to enjoy. The poem was nice, if it just wasn't "mixed" with the math. :-?

Posted by Nicholle04/21/05
Wow!

Posted by saucyangel04/21/05
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!) :wink: donfrench, i thought it was great! :D

Posted by kaityaz_finest04/24/05
well done had me thinkn 4 a while :D :D :D

Posted by norcekri05/07/05
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.

Posted by karadenault05/21/05
It was a little too hard!! :roll: :-? :oops: :( :cry: :x

Posted by silly_goose06/13/05
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!! :D

Posted by Question_Mark07/27/05
81 is my fav. number :D .

Posted by deepsea10/02/05
:o just :o

Posted by AZTTT10/04/05
I didn't get it, but that was GREAT! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted by michelle361710/18/05
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.

Posted by smarty_blondy11/05/05
Chalenging, fun, cleverly done! Just the way i love them! :D :lol: :lol:

Posted by boodler11/26/05
I've not read that many, but this is the first one that made me laugh out loud! Werry good indeed :lol: :lol:

Posted by TheEarthling01/20/06
Woh! Clever! :D

Posted by luckythirteen05/14/06
Excellent teaser! This is definitly one of a kind! It would have been better if I had actually gotten it, but oh well. :oops: Besides that, I love it! :D

Posted by OldChinaHand08/03/06
'I solved this one in my head in less than one minute. Way too easy.' I read a better version of this teaser somewhere.

Posted by brainster08/03/06
I found it very creative and nice! Well done! :D

Posted by jj_is_cool12/22/06
WOW !

Posted by lkp6806/07/07
Wow!!! That was amazing. great great job!




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