## Archive for September 19, 2014

### Ahoy, Matey! Math Jokes Ho!

A **ditloid** is a puzzle in which a fact must be discerned from the numbers and abbreviated letters in the clue. For example, **7 D in a W** is a ditloid for “7 Days in a Week,” and **20 V on a D** is a ditloid for “20 Vertices on a Dodecahedron.”

Here’s a ditloid in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day:

15 M on a D M C

If you have trouble, here’s a hint.

Also for International Talk Like a Pirate Day, some mathy pirate jokes.

Teacher: What’s the circumference of a circle?

Pirate: 2π Arrr!How much did the pirate pay to have his ears pierced?

A buccaneer!What has eight legs and eight eyes?

Eight pirates!What grade did the pirate get in math class?

High C’s!

When Apple finally enters the pirate arena… the iPatch.