Maths Limerick

[  # 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:

Limerick-Maths Equation



19 thoughts on “Maths Limerick

  1. 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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