A trio of math limericks

Inspired by Math with Bad Drawings, here a trio of my own limerick creations:

Two circles surrounding a square
Was more than the poor thing could bear.
It made itself fetal
‘Til planar was hedral.
Cylindrical nets are a snare!

Isometry! Great celebration!
But tragedy followed elation,
When off of the grid
The image got slid.
The pre-image — Lost in translation.

A circle can hardly afford
To argue with segments, good Lord!
When a disc meets a line
It is far more refined
When instead it is seeking a chord.


  1. Two more…

    With a triangle right and scalene
    (Or isosceles, isn’t that keen?)
    The height of the hunk
    Is the root of the chunks
    As a product… not to be mean.

    Pythagoras (“Fred” to his crew)
    Was found fretting the square root of two
    They said, “Here’s a theorem,”
    But he couldn’t quite hear ’em
    Since Fred was irrational, too.

  2. A line’s a collection of points
    That is endless and lacking in joints.
    If you give it a bend
    Or give it an end,
    This results in you losing some points.

    Ray Charles, Ray Parker got praise.
    Their duets were starting a craze
    On heavy rotation
    Throughout all the nation.
    Their angle? A merging of Rays.

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