finding a root of an equation
"You've got to play mental games to make the particular word problem interesting. Mentally put yourself in the problem and pretend the results are important to you, either in terms of money, lives saved, or something else. Maybe finding a root of an equation is like finding a hidden treasure."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.