BARS::End 504 at AZ Hwy-260 Evaluates to 'phi'

This road sign was found at the junction of Forest Road 504 and AZ Hwy-260, one mile west of Heber, Arizona.

The sign says...

   +----------------------+
   | <- Heber        1    |
   | <- State Hwy. 260 -> |
   |    Payson      52 -> |
   +----------------------+
   | 504 |
   | end |
   +-----+

   the numbers are:  1  260  52  504

   the math is:

   (504 + 1)    505
   ---------- = --- = 1.61858974
   (260 + 52)   312

   the golden ratio = 1.61803399

Our result (1.618) is 'phi' truncated to the thousandths

   [exercises]

   1) evaluate  lcm(260, 504)
   2) evaluate  gcf(260, 504)
   3) approximate  sqrt(52)
   4) no or yes. 1 is a prime number
BAB Content Prior to BARS Analysis

The top portion of the road sign approximates a rectangle.

The "504 End" portion looks like a square made out of two equally sized rectangles.

Beyond the sign I think there is a diamond-shaped sign warning us about an upcoming octagon-shaped stop sign.

[computing] 504 (gateway timeout) is not 404 (object not found).


Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 23 May 2005

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