Word ProblemRick Neece Let d be the Dad. Or rather, let f be the father since f is the Father. And since, as is true, f is not d, then yes, let's let d be the Dad. Let s be the son. The son of f, but not the son of d, yet more son to d than to f. Let it be known that f has been absent from this equation for twenty-three+ years. Hence, d > f. Let the ratios of d : s and f : s be unknown. Let unknown be x. From the point of f posit: d + s : f What is known to f of d + s? As little, perhaps, as is known to d + s of f. How to solve? Let m be the Mom. Let the statement start as: m + d + s : f m knows all, in as much as this equation is concerned. What may s know? What may d know? What may m + d know, of which f , too, may know, that s may not? Let l be the light. Here is the problem: l : m + d + s : f What can l offer f of hope? f : l : d +s + m = x Let f also be asshole-deadbeat-absentee-gay-dad, out-of-the-picture for, as stated above, twenty-three+ years. (Moral and political judgments notwithstanding, and intentionally not placed in this equation by f ). Let [sol] be shit-out-of-luck. Perhaps. To restate: f : l : m + d + s = [sol] Perhaps it is as it should be, and perhaps fully deserving for f. Still, here's the problem: f : l : m + d + s = x Solve for x. Call f if you factor the equation. 1996 © 2007