While taking a course, The History of Mathematics, I was inspired in coming to terms with the symbolism of numbers and the recreational aspect of mathematics in riddles. Through mathematical inspiration, lies the future of Mathematical Literature.
Another Mathematical riddle poem was born both literary and numerical. In my example, each word represents a number, 0 through 9 and the pattern is repeated until all numbers appear at least once.
When solving the mathematical aspect the formula is, word(s) representing (a) number(s) * word(s) representing (a)
number(s) = word(s) representing (a) number(s) All punctuation is ignored.
When reading the poem, ignore the multiplication symbol and the equals sign.
Winning Racing Horses, Go Running. Jump Over. Falling Fast-Jumping.
By Salie Davis
Racing * Horses. = Horses!
Horses, * Horses = Running,
Running * Horses, = Fast!
Fast * Horses = Racing Over,
Racing Over * Horses. = Go Horses!
Go! Horses, * Horses, = Over Running,
Over Running * Horses = Racing Horses Fast!
Racing Horses. Fast * Horses. = Horses Jump Over.
Horses Jump Over! * Horses = Jump, Racing Horses
Jump, Racing Horses. * Horses = Racing, Winning Horses, Running.
Racing! Winning! Horses Running, * Horses! = Horses Winning, Running Fast!
Horses Winning Running Fast, * Horses = Running, Winning, Jumping Over…
Running! Winning! Jumping Over, * Horses! = Fast Racing Jumping Horses!
Fast Racing Jumping Horses, * Horses = Racing Over. Go Fast! Running,
Racing Over, Go! Fast Running * Horses = Go! Horses Falling… Over Fast.
Solution Hint: It is an algorithm continue to scroll for the answer.
The solution is an algorithm of doubling. 1 X 2 = 2, 2 X 2 = 4, 4 X 2 = 8, 8 X 2 = 16, 16 X 2 = 32, 32 X 2 =
64, 64 X 2 = 128, 128 X 2 = 256, 256 X 2 = 512, 512 X 2 = 1024, 1024
X 2 = 2048, 2048 X 2 = 4096, 4096 X 2 = 8192, 8192 X 2 = 16384, 16384 X 2 = 32768