Mission impossible rhyming problems

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Mission impossible rhyming problems

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Mar 31, 2011, 9:59am

I've been going through the process of translating word problems to algebraic formulations with the class, and so far so good.

It occurred to me that stating the problems in rhyme might be a fun break (Think "As I was going to St Ives...") But the St Ives problem isnt what I'm looking for because:
1. Its based on a trick. All those kits cats, sacks and wives are NOT going to St Ives.
2. Even if we forget about that, the number of travelers is just simple addition of powers of seven, so doesnt lend itself to coming up with a single equation in one unknown, which is what the class is ready for

Anybody have either a problem or a pointer to a collection of same?

I've been poking around the net, but so far not too much as surfaced/