Thursday, August 27, 2009

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.


Blogger Chris Never said...

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 :)

4:39 PM  
Blogger burning moon said...

quite right on both counts :)

2:20 PM  

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