Tuesday, June 4, 2013

For the Love of Math and Language

mathematical limerick by Leigh Mercer - 
mercer limerick
To be read as:

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.

Mercer is most well known for creating the classic palindrome “A man, a plan, a canal — Panama!”.

Spotted at Futility Closet.

1 comment:

nurn said...

I'm not clever at maths. I'm not clever at poetry (even if Limericks are considered actual poetry..!). But I think this is wonderful. Thanks.

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