### The Equation

They gave me an equation,

x equals span times tan A,

divided by tan c plus tan A,

and I was happy with that.

It was simple and elegant -

answered the question perfectly.

But my teacher said:

turn both sides into a fraction,

cross multiply them, or

multiply them out to a single figure.

The figures will be different,

but so long as you do the same

to both sides, the equation

remains the same.

And there I was - back

in my muddle puddle

smiling my blank smile.

x equals span times tan A,

divided by tan c plus tan A,

and I was happy with that.

It was simple and elegant -

answered the question perfectly.

But my teacher said:

turn both sides into a fraction,

cross multiply them, or

multiply them out to a single figure.

The figures will be different,

but so long as you do the same

to both sides, the equation

remains the same.

And there I was - back

in my muddle puddle

smiling my blank smile.

## 2 Comments:

Maths should be banned, simple as that, I have no concept of it though so perhaps I am bias *grins*

mud puddles are far more fun :)

quite right on both counts :)

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