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RAY: I'm going to recite an equation and, from that, you are going to give me a limerick that consists of five lines.

TOM: Does this limerick include Nantucket or the band at the Waldorf Astoria?

RAY: No! Here it is. The numerator is 12 plus 144 plus 20 plus 3 square roots of 4, divided by a denominator of 7. Then, that whole quantity is added to 5 times 11. Finally that whole thing on the left equals 9 squared plus zero.

Now, I'm going to give the last line of the limerick, and you have to come up with the other four lines. The last line is "is 9 squared and not a bit more."

What is the limerick?

Think you know? Drop Ray a note!

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