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Tuesday, June 4, 2013
For the Love of Math and Language
A mathematical limerick by Leigh Mercer -
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!”.