Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Did You Know?

OK, this really isn't a random fact... but here's a little random Math humor for ya... 

Question: Why is this a mathematical limerick?

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

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)

I know, I'm a nerd... and proud of it. :)

1 comment:

  1. I love this! It made me laugh, I am always on the lookout for good math jokes! Now my students (husband, parents, kids, friends....) are going to hate me!