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The Dreaded Trapezium

Updated on June 27, 2016
Don't let his mere two teeth fool you! by rlz
Don't let his mere two teeth fool you! by rlz

The Dreaded Trapezium clouds the mathematical waters wherever he goes! This vicious little quadrilateral wreaks havoc on even the most tightly woven equations, formulae, and homework assignments throughout the seven seas.

Understood by only a few well-schooled geometrical experts, he seems able to turn a new side toward any creature he encounters. The Trapezium doesn't seem to fit neatly into any known matrix of scientific classification. And, the full extent of the habitat of this ocean denizen is unknown, for it is quite difficult to calculate its range in square miles.

Don't let the apparent simplicity of this problematic piscine predator (or any of the other bizarros at rickzworld) fool you! The neophyte algebra angler and the professional prime-function fisherman both know: when you've got a Trapezium on your line, you've got trouble!

Luckily for most of us, these tough little creatures tend to occupy only very deep waters. So, as the oldtimers say, "Stay shallow — and stay safe!".

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    • rickzimmerman profile imageAUTHOR

      Rick Zimmerman 

      8 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Some of the most vicious creatures on the planet often appear cute (small children, pit bull pups, little old Republicans, my sister-in-law, . . .)

    • Veronica Allen profile image

      Veronica Allen 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      I will be sure not to venture into to deep waters - he is very bright and colorful though. I guess his appearance belies his true character ;)

    • Enelle Lamb profile image

      Enelle Lamb 

      8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Wish I had this when I was fishing through school!

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