What X Equals MAG

September 19, 2014
By DefineHappy SILVER, Cave Creek, Arizona
DefineHappy SILVER, Cave Creek, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
I'm not quite sure yet.

I don’t think I’m understanding this
Because the answers I come to don’t feel quite right
How are we supposed to know for certain what X equals?
How do we know that X isn’t an infinite number of problems in its own
Reaching far out into oblivion where our minds can’t begin to comprehend?
And why should we pretend to know more about X than we really do?

We constantly put this unidentified variable in situations
Where it sits uncomfortably between
That have already “figured themselves out”
But X is stuck in the midst of it all

Everyone else knows their worth
Their impact
And what happens when they’re added to
or subtracted from
Multiplied or divided by

And they know that X is different
And they isolate X
Leaving X to accept
That the number on the other side of
the equal sign
Is all it will ever be worth

The author's comments:

I wrote this piece after hours and hours of doing Algebra 2 work for summer school.

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dy/dx GOLD said...
on May. 8 at 8:55 pm
dy/dx GOLD, Edina, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"So what’s calculus? In a sentence: If it moves at a varying speed, if it has a curvy shape, if it has a maximum that you’d like to find, or if it involves adding up an infinite number of terms, then you’re probably looking at calculus." - Stanley F. Schmidt, Ph. D.

Math poetry is one of my favorite things, and it delights me to see that I am not the only person who sees the overlap of math and poetry. Math has a poetic quality to it, which is one of the things that makes it beautiful.

on Feb. 14 2017 at 12:32 pm
shinysolgaleo, Newaygo, Michigan
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because of the X

on Feb. 14 2017 at 12:31 pm
shinysolgaleo, Newaygo, Michigan
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It reminds me of a tv series called Mech X-4.

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