**[ # 79 of My Favourite Short Poems ]**

On a slightly different tack to my usual Monday poetic offering, here is a **limerick** which you may have come across before, but which I think is worth giving some thought to. As far as I know, it has to be attributed to ‘Anonymous’, but I would welcome anyone who might be able to throw more light on who it was who devised this extremely clever verse. It is as follows:

**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.**

Put in terms of a regular mathematical equation, this would appear as follows:

I found myself doing this in my head before I spotted your equation!

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Thanks, Maggie. A little early morning exercise for the brain cells.

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Good grief! I’ve just read a post about Fibonacci, and now you offer this. Me ‘ead, Me ‘ead

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Food for the brain, Derrick, food for the brain.

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Very clever poetry Roland, although as you know with my maffs ability it could have been written in French.

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Maybe it does have an air of Gallic mystery about it. Thanks for commenting. Davy.

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I believe it is attributed, rightly or wrongly, to Leigh Mercer. Regardless, it is as you said very clever. Strange Derrick’s Fibonacci comment, I was listening to Harry Baker’s ‘slam’ poem about prime numbers last night. I do love a bit of quantum entanglement. Thank you Roland.

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Thanks, Nigel. Let’s not go that far!

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Methinks my brain is not ready for this on a Monday morn. 🙂

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Methinks you may be wise, Eugenia.

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😊

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I’m glad you are willing to do the Math for me! I can’t do Math in my head!

HA! 😀

What a wonderful limerick to share with us!

HUGS!!! 🙂

PS… BTW…I got thrown out of math class for one too many in-fractions. 😛

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Thank you. I trust your in-fractious days are over.

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You’re welcome!

HA! 😀 Well, I won’t be taking any more Math classes. 😉

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😊

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I really like rhymes, that is true

But there’s one more thing I adore too.

It is mathematics.

The mind acrobatics

Of both leave me warm to the core.

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Thanks for your appropriately clever response, Robbie.

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Brilliant… A impressive Limerick keep it up🖤

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Thank you for your positive response, Hemendra.

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