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# CAROL

Letter-Equations
Letter Equations are well known phrases or facts where the key words have been replaced with the first letter of that word. These are often in the form of an equation, which contain a number, an = sign and the rest of the obscured phrase or fact.

WHAT DOES THIS EQUAL?

12=DD + 11=PP + 10=LL + 9=LD + 8=MM + 7=SS + 6=GL + 5=GR + 4=CB + 3=FH + 2=TD + 1=PPT = ?

12=DD + 11=PP + 10=LL + 9=LD + 8=MM + 7=SS + 6=GL + 5=GR + 4=CB + 3=FH + 2=TD + 1=PPT = ?

### Answer

12DC / The Twelve Days Of Christmas12=DD = 12 drummers drumming

11=PP = 11 pipers piping

10=LL = 10 lords 'a' leapin'

9=LD = 9 ladies dancing

8=MM = 8 maids 'a' milkin'

7=SS = 7 swans 'a' swimmin'

6=GL = 6 geese 'a' layin'

5=GR = 5 golden rings

4=CB = 4 calling birds

3=FH = 3 french hens

2=TD = 2 turtle doves

1=PPT = partridge in a pear tree

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