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From the Fun Fact files, here is a Fun Fact at the Easy level:

Math Limerick

Question: Why is this a mathematical limerick?

( (12 + 144 + 20 + 3 Sqrt[4]) / 7 ) + 5*11 = 92 + 0 .

Answer:

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.

---Jon Saxton (math textbook author)

Presentation Suggestions:
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How to Cite this Page:
Su, Francis E., et al. "Math Limerick." Math Fun Facts. <http://www.math.hmc.edu/funfacts>.

Keywords:    limericks
Subjects:    other
Level:    Easy
Fun Fact suggested by:   Francis Su
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