Question: Why is this a mathematical limerick?
( (12 + 144 + 20 + 3 Sqrt[4]) / 7 ) + 5*11 = 9^{2} + 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:
Challenge students to invent their own math
limerick!
The Math Behind the Fact:
It is fun to mix mathematics with poetry.
How to Cite this Page:
Su, Francis E., et al. "Math Limerick."
Math Fun Facts.
<http://www.math.hmc.edu/funfacts>.
