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Created by Wanda Collins Sep 23, 2013 at 12:05pm. Last updated by Wanda Collins Sep 23, 2013.
Question: Why is this a mathematical limerick?
( (12 + 144 + 20 + 3 Sqrt[4]) / 7 ) + 5*11 = 9^{2} + 0 .
Answer:
A dozen, a gross, and a score,
plus three times the square root of four, divided by seven, plus five times eleven, is nine squared and not a bit more.
---Jon Saxton (math textbook author)
Presentation Suggestions:
Challenge students to invent their own math limerick!
The Math Behind the Fact:
It is fun to mix mathematics with poetry.
Resources:
Su, Francis E., et al. "Math Limerick." Math Fun Facts.
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