May 16, 2020
RAY: I'm going to recite an equation and, from that, you are going to give me a limerick that consists of five lines. 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?
RAY: Here's the answer: A dozen, a gross, and a score, plus three times the square root of four. Divided by seven, plus five times 11 is nine squared, and not a bit more. And of course, a dozen is 12, a gross is 144, a score is 20. Plus three times the square root of four, which is three times two, which is six. Divided by seven, plus five times 11, is 81.
Nine squared, and not a bit more.