# Limericks

Here are a few math limericks. Taken, by permission, from www.trottermath.net.

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An algebra teacher named Drew
tried to find the square root of 2
he found it between
a quarter and 14,
but couldn't get closer. Can you?

There was a young student from Crewe
Who learned how to count in base 2.
His sums were all done
With 0 and 1,
And he found it much simpler to do.

A mathematician confided
that a Möbius band is one-sided.
and you'll get quite a laugh
if you cut one in half,
for it stays in one piece when divided.

A dozen, a gross, and a score,
plus three times the square root of four,
divided by seven,
plus five times eleven,
equals nine squared and not a bit more.
— Jon Saxton

'Tis a favorite project of mine
a new value of pi to assign.
I would fix it at 3
for it's simpler, you see,
than 3 point 1 4 1 5 9.
— Harvey L. Carter

Integral z-squared dz
from 1 to the cube root of 3
times the cosine
of three pi over 9
equals log of the cube root of e.
— Betsy Devine and Joel E. Cohen
Absolute Zero Gravity, p.37

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