Saturday, November 10, 2012

Formula for Winning the Trifecta Writing Challenge



Below is my 33 word submission to the Trifextra Writing Challenge!

This weekend we were to use exactly 33 words to describe a formula! What do you think?

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The Ability of the Writer (AW) multiplied by Time/Carefulness (TC), less the AW x TC of the other contestants, all times the unknown "x" (judges' opinions) equals the probability of winning Trifecta!


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27 comments:

  1. That sounds right. You get an "A"

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    1. Yay! First comment out of the blocks too :)

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  2. Add in the variable of child interference to compute writer's actual effectiveness in my house.

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    1. Amen. There are 4 here, so I would multiply it by 4k.

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  3. Wow, now we have the secret formula, winning is going to be even harder.

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    1. LOL! But, I shared with the class ;)

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  4. I will bookmark this so that next time I participate, I know the exact formula :)
    Great writing.

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    1. Thanks Ruby! And, thanks for bookmarking - I wanted to share my secret with the world :)

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  5. I'm like the other ones who posted about not getting along with algebra and higher math - so this was over my head but sounded very algebraic... Impressive.

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    1. Hey Blue - Thanks! But, remember... a lot of complete crap - like my equation - comes wrapped in fancy statistical packages!

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  6. Very tight and economical use of your 33 words. Also, your formula is very true, I think we can all agree. Very well done.

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    1. Wow, Tom, thanks for the very nice comment!

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  7. *writes down formula onto forearm for use with future prompts* ;)

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    1. As long as you don't shower between now and next week, I guarantee a big win!

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  8. Oh no.. Not letters in math.. haha.. great post!

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  9. Excellent, Libby! I love the creativity in this one! :)

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  10. Aw..thanks, Sandra! I appreciate that!

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  11. Creative formula!

    I'd write it down for future use, but I'm afraid knowing the formula won't lead to success anyway. I guess I'll just write and cross my fingers :)

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    1. Thanks, Janna! LOL - the formula won't help as it is just common sense that all of us already knew :)

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  12. HAHAHAHAHA! Oh no!! Our secret equation is out!!! This is awesome.

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    1. Thanks Trifecta! Sorry for spilling the beans on the secret; I am Trifeci-Leaks now!

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  13. I love this. Well, what I understand of it. Math was never my strongest subject. I'd say your chances this time around are pretty high. :)

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    1. LOL - this is more BS than math :) I hope you are right about my chances of winning. We shall see pretty soon!

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  14. Libby, this is brill! I love the chalkboard, but your expression of the actual equation is priceless! Hope you win. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting, too. Peace, Amy

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