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OT: a semi mathmatical puzzle 4 u
Message #1 Posted by Mike Reed on 4 Feb 2013, 5:15 p.m.

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

      
Re: OT: a semi mathmatical puzzle 4 u
Message #2 Posted by Valentin Albillo on 5 Feb 2013, 3:23 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Mike Reed

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.

            
Re: OT: a semi mathmatical puzzle 4 u
Message #3 Posted by mike reed on 5 Feb 2013, 11:10 a.m.,
in response to message #2 by Valentin Albillo

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

      
Re: OT: a semi mathmatical puzzle 4 u
Message #4 Posted by Ken Shaw on 5 Feb 2013, 11:43 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Mike Reed

You have an unmatched parenthesis there.

Is that intentional?

            
Re: OT: a semi mathmatical puzzle 4 u
Message #5 Posted by John B. Smitherman on 5 Feb 2013, 3:05 p.m.,
in response to message #4 by Ken Shaw

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

                  
Re: OT: a semi mathmatical puzzle 4 u
Message #6 Posted by Chazs on 5 Feb 2013, 11:02 p.m.,
in response to message #5 by John B. Smitherman

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.

            
Re: OT: a semi mathmatical puzzle 4 u
Message #7 Posted by Mike Reed on 5 Feb 2013, 7:50 p.m.,
in response to message #4 by Ken Shaw

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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