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Rational Root

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It's said of me, as a matter of fact

Any number of things, but not an act

To find where I am, you must learn

To settle down, or up I will turn

So grant me one more, set apart from the rest

Get it together, then split up on request

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is it a question?

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t's said of me, as a matter of fact

Any number of things, but not an act

To find where I am, you must learn

To settle down, or up I will turn

So grant me one more, set apart from the rest

Get it together, then split up on request

oh gosh

ummmmmmmmmm

...

a...

opinion?fact?

bah..........

im just a 10 year old!

i cant figure it out~!

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is it a question?

oh gosh

ummmmmmmmmm

...

a...

opinion?fact?

bah..........

im just a 10 year old!

i cant figure it out~!

hey Cutsipye192 - dont think I've ever had the pleasure. thanks for responding to my riddle. I'm not really asking a question nor is question the answer to the riddle. am afraid neither are your answers in your second response. will say that "fact" is close to the first part. you need to break it down. one word answer for each of the first two couplets and the third couplet is meant to describe both the word made by combining the first two words as well as the structure I've just described. please come back and give it another shot. thanks again.

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It's said of me, as a matter of fact

Any number of things, but not an act ------> Noun

To find where I am, you must learn

To settle down, or up I will turn---------> Ion

So grant me one more, set apart from the rest

Get it together, then split up on request-------> nounion + 1 = aunion

set apart = A union?

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Co-ordination or Relativity?

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It's said of me, as a matter of fact

Any number of things, but not an act ------> Noun

To find where I am, you must learn

To settle down, or up I will turn---------> Ion

So grant me one more, set apart from the rest

Get it together, then split up on request-------> nounion + 1 = aunion

set apart = A union?

Hello there JustinTyme and welcome to the Den. Not what I had in mind but I really appreciate your logic. Very creative and spot on in regard to my style and these types in particular (save for that one little addition in the end; this one is still just A+B=AB). I especially like your answer to the first couplet. Thought I had covered all the bases there but your answer fits perfectly for that one. My bad. Cant wait to see what you come up with next. Most impressive first post.

Co-ordination or Relativity?

Hey Wilson-not those my friend.

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plant life.....???? fungi....???

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plant life.....???? fungi....???

Hey again EDM - 'fraid not the above. thanks for the guesses. am still trying to come up with more for yours.

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a complex equation....????

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Thanks for your kind words PG. Time to take another crack at it.

Could it be...

Reallocate?

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Heir presumptive?

or

Heir apparent?

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1st part - plain ?

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in - dust - try....???

industry...???

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Hey all - JustinTyme has the answer - nice assessment JT. Here's some quickie explanations-

That "any number of things" part was meant as a reference to real (nonimaginary) numbers. In the last line of the second couplet the "to settle down" is like in "move to a new place" and the last half of that line as in to "turn up". And, as I think I mentioned somewhere in the thread, the last couplet was intended to describe the combined word as well as the riddles format.

Real + Locate = Reallocate

As for the title- Rational as in reasonable/keeping it real as well as what I thought might be a hint to that numbers clue but unintentionally (drats) served more to mislead and root not just as in a pig hunting truffles but also more generally to unearth, bring to light, locate.

Thanks to all who played along. Sure was fun from this end.

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an amazing riddle!!!

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Thanks for the riddle PG, was a great one.

Made my brain hurt so good!

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