Count me among the confused. It's been over 50 years since I've done anything at all with equations, but isn't something amiss in the setup here? In order to get 26 on the left side of the equation before adding it to 55, you have to know that you do not add the 3 to the preceding numbers before multiplying it times the square root of 4. Another set of parentheses is needed around the 3 X sq. rt.4? Or maybe removing the X between 3 and the sq rt of 4? On 2/20/2019 10:28 AM, Richard Seddon wrote: > For those confused by Rick’s poetry it is a play on the rules of arithmetics. The reader must follow the rules explicitly. And, forget the zero > > Sent from my iPad > >> On Feb 20, 2019, at 7:39 AM, Rick Parker <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >> >> (12 + 144 + 20 + 3 x √4) / 7 + 5 x 11 = 9² + 0 >>