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 OT: a semi mathmatical puzzle 4 uMessage #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 uMessage #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 uMessage #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 uMessage #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 uMessage #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 uMessage #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 uMessage #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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