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. **
For this supposedly celebratory time of year it’s been a pretty depressing month of news and politics (…on top of the entire last year of infamy), so just turning today to some light-hearted links with math limericks (I’ve referenced these before, but there are some good ones worth re-visiting, and the one above is classic):
…and these from Ben Orlin, who would probably be the head-writer for Saturday Night Live of Math... if there was such a thing:
** This limerick comes in some variations and is attributed to various authors, so I'm not sure of it's specific origin or composer.