BAFFLED Boscombe residents are puzzled by a piece of graffiti in Boscombe Crescent which shows an advanced maths equation.

The piece of wall art has caused speculation in the area and the Daily Echo is appealing for help from readers to try and solve the problem.

*To see a larger version of the image above, click here.*

*Maths teacher Owen Elton has written a blog post in response to this story. You can read it here.*

Jonathan Crozier, who sent in the photograph, said the graffiti has not been removed or defaced for at least a week.

He said: “Earlier today, when I checked, it had still not been defaced - suggesting that even the local yobs can see the exceptional merit in it. My suspicion is that a mathematics graduate must have done it.”

The councillor for Boscombe West, Chris Wakefield said: “It’s an interesting equation, but I’m not a chemist or a mathematician. If someone would like to come forward and tell us what it means then I would be intrigued.

“The question is, do people think this is wall art or graffiti? It’s quite an interesting debate.

“We have had some problems with politically motivated and offensive graffiti in the surrounding area.”

Boscombe Crescent is currently undergoing a phase of improvements to try and encourage more residents and visitors to use the park as a safe and attractive public open space.

Holly Crosby, a maths graduate from Bournemouth said: “This is clearly a very advanced equation and I would like to have a go at cracking it.”

If you think you can decipher this complicated brainteaser then send your answer to: Jennifer.awford@bournemouthecho.co.uk or comment below.

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2:38pm Wed 3 Jul 13

funkyferretsays...(It's the answer to everything)

2:51pm Wed 3 Jul 13

speedy231278says...3:16pm Wed 3 Jul 13

scrumpyjacksays...3:18pm Wed 3 Jul 13

casualtyofchocolatesays...3:19pm Wed 3 Jul 13

GreyBeardLoonsays...3:34pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Cruiser89says..."Whilst you were trying to work this out... I stole your wallet. Thanks and have a nice day"

3:38pm Wed 3 Jul 13

HiGenesays...It looks like some stuff from a book on algebraic topology or algebraic geometry.

It's a bunch of equations and identities, but it's not clear what order they're in or what is being calculated. Without context, it's just a nice piece of art.

3:39pm Wed 3 Jul 13

muscliffmansays...Yes, but this is not news it's a local lifestyle!

3:59pm Wed 3 Jul 13

BoscVegassays...or it could be meaningless bit of trolling. which deserves a congrats as they have got it in the local rag.

4:10pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Bob49says...known to experts as Giro glyphics

4:20pm Wed 3 Jul 13

brainy olliesays...4:25pm Wed 3 Jul 13

homerjsimpson1979says...4:28pm Wed 3 Jul 13

rozmistersays...I used to live on the next road over from the Crescent but we moved to a smaller property down the road. Was very happy there for 2 1/2 years!

4:40pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Lord Springsays...4:45pm Wed 3 Jul 13

ali8says...4:45pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Gary Sherbornesays...Could he tell us when this next phase will take place and what can we expect?

4:48pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Gary Sherbornesays...4:51pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Derfsays...4:51pm Wed 3 Jul 13

rozmistersays...4:51pm Wed 3 Jul 13

simcalsays...4:55pm Wed 3 Jul 13

TinyLegacysays...5:00pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Roger West Ate My Hamstersays...5:01pm Wed 3 Jul 13

rozmistersays...5:01pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Gary Sherbornesays...5:10pm Wed 3 Jul 13

ali8says...5:14pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Bob49says...so now the seats have been taken away they do get a look in ?

Meanwhile in the real world this was yet another total waste of money, unless it was like Boscombe Seafront where yellow lines were stuck everywhere to keep folk away (it worked).

As the £55,000 spent has certainly kept everyone away - and it looks an absolute eyesore .

5:16pm Wed 3 Jul 13

BIGTONEsays...Note the upward arrows indicating a rent increase.

5:18pm Wed 3 Jul 13

bournenbredsays...I hope we didn't have to pay for your education !

you+me=1 square'd ?

in Boscombe ??

God help us !!!

5:24pm Wed 3 Jul 13

madrassays...5:39pm Wed 3 Jul 13

spookisays...I hope it's a formulae for making cornflour jump about on a speaker, that's great fun and not at all a waste of time.

5:59pm Wed 3 Jul 13

PabloEstrellasays...I think someone owes Ali8 an apology (aside from Speedy231278 that is!)

6:02pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Seafrontpatrollersays...6:29pm Wed 3 Jul 13

TWERLYsays...7:01pm Wed 3 Jul 13

BournemouthMumsays...8:06pm Wed 3 Jul 13

elite50says...No just some mindless vandal with too much time on their hands!

8:10pm Wed 3 Jul 13

rozmistersays...8:56pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Bournefresays...8:58pm Wed 3 Jul 13

The Liberalsays...9:15pm Wed 3 Jul 13

sussexcherrysays...9:17pm Wed 3 Jul 13

baron hardupsays...9:36pm Wed 3 Jul 13

mgibbssays...9:42pm Wed 3 Jul 13

DUCKFEEDERsays...9:42pm Wed 3 Jul 13

DUCKFEEDERsays...9:48pm Wed 3 Jul 13

GAHmusicsays...11:04pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Bob49says...I think you mean maths

as in mathematics

11:12pm Wed 3 Jul 13

UrbanCrabsays...11:34pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Blob01says...11:42pm Wed 3 Jul 13

scrumpyjacksays...11:53pm Wed 3 Jul 13

grumpy omsays...7:16am Thu 4 Jul 13

DUCKFEEDERsays...7:25am Thu 4 Jul 13

EGHHsays...7:42am Thu 4 Jul 13

ben111says...8:01am Thu 4 Jul 13

TWERLYsays...8:04am Thu 4 Jul 13

AdelaidePetesays...8:13am Thu 4 Jul 13

spookisays...8:55am Thu 4 Jul 13

Tripodsays...10:03am Thu 4 Jul 13

The Liberalsays...10:11am Thu 4 Jul 13

Phixersays...11:58am Thu 4 Jul 13

EStaffs90says...A - No.

7:10pm Thu 4 Jul 13

losttimetravellersays...10:11pm Thu 4 Jul 13

wakeupsheeplessays...10:59pm Thu 4 Jul 13

ppnsays...11:21pm Thu 4 Jul 13

mbournemouthsays...This is a load of rubbish, it means nothing!!!

7:17am Fri 5 Jul 13

DUCKFEEDERsays...10:58am Fri 5 Jul 13

Tango Charliesays...I believe it is a parody to some Physics equations.

You can tell its exam time cant you. :)

3:34pm Fri 5 Jul 13

Lord Springsays...5:07pm Fri 5 Jul 13

stevobathsays...Why would you need a possible Maths equation to cook up a bit of crack?

It's more a practical thing using simple quantities & ratios of ingredients, all available,cocaine apart, from any supermarket.

9:49pm Fri 5 Jul 13

ashleycrosssays...Also glad to see this story has upped the standard of posting from the usual constant grizzling, or is it just that everyone has cheered up with the sun coming out?

9:43am Sat 6 Jul 13

steve.in.sydneysays...It's obviously a rough copy of what Dave Wells' accountant sends to the inland revenue.

6:28pm Sat 6 Jul 13

TWERLYsays...Kilroy WAS there

but his pencil broke !

7:15pm Mon 8 Jul 13

stevobathsays...8:35pm Mon 8 Jul 13

GAHmusicsays...3:53pm Mon 29 Jul 13

philwsnsays...